What is another word for apportion?

Pronunciation: [ɐpˈɔːʃən] (IPA)

Apportion means to divide or allocate in a fair manner, often in a proportional manner. Synonyms for this word include distribute, allocate, assign, portion, divide, or allot. These words all represent a similar sense of dividing a set amount of something among multiple parties or entities, ensuring that each receives a fair share. These synonyms can be used interchangeably in many cases, but the subtle differences between them may be useful in clarifying the specific meaning of the sentence. For example, allocate may suggest a more official or strategic allocation of resources, while distribute may imply a more informal or casual sharing of goods or services.

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What are the opposite words for apportion?

Antonyms for the word "apportion" refer to words with opposite meanings that convey the opposite of allocation or distribution. Some antonyms for apportion include "collect," "gather," "amass," "hoard," "unite," "accumulate," and "aggregate." These terms reflect a centralized or concentrated approach as opposed to the fragmentary nature of the word apportion. Antonyms for apportioning suggest bringing items together rather than breaking them down or distributing them among different individuals or groups. By considering such antonyms, people can expand their understanding of the many ways to express ideas and concepts in language.

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Usage examples for Apportion

The Heavenly Court will not judge you; the Heavenly Court will not pass sentence on you; they will not apportion you a reward.
"Stories and Pictures"
Isaac Loeb Peretz
If the agents or carriers of those mutual influences were certainly the Phoenicians and the Lydians, we cannot yet apportion with confidence to each of these peoples the responsibility for the results, or be sure that they were the only agents, or independent of other middlemen more directly in contact with one party or the other.
"The Ancient East"
D. G. Hogarth
Consequently, all attempts at concerted action were dropped, and each for herself determined that Mrs. Cliff should know that she was a true friend, and to trust to the good lady's well-known gratitude and friendly feeling when the time should come for her to apportion her worldly goods among the dear ones she would leave behind her.
"Mrs. Cliff's Yacht"
Frank R. Stockton

Famous quotes with Apportion

  • It is vain to apportion praise and blame.
    Simone de Beauvoir
  • Madness and insanity are two terms that are so vague and relative that you can’t really apportion proper values to them. The only thing I can think of that has any use it functional and dysfunctional. Are you working as well? In which case, it doesn’t matter if you are mad.
    Alan Moore
  • When one does another person an injustice, in some mysterious way it does one good to discover (or to persuade oneself) that the injured party has also behaved badly or unfairly in some little matter or other; it is always a relief to the conscience if one can apportion some measure of guilt to the person one has betrayed.
    Stefan Zweig

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