Allocate vs. Distribute

Allocate vs. Distribute — Is There a Difference?
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Difference Between Allocate and Distribute

Allocateverb

To set aside for a purpose.

Distributeverb

(transitive) To divide into portions and dispense.

He distributed the bread amongst his followers.

Allocateverb

To distribute according to a plan, generally followed by the adposition to.

The bulk of K–12 education funds are allocated to school districts that in turn pay for the cost of operating schools.

Distributeverb

(transitive) To supply to retail outlets.

The agency distributes newspapers to local shops.

Allocateverb

(computing) To reserve a portion of memory for use by a computer program.

Distributeverb

(transitive) To deliver or pass out.

A network of children distributes flyers to every house.
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Allocateverb

distribute according to a plan or set apart for a special purpose;

I am allocating a loaf of bread to everyone on a daily basisI'm allocating the rations for the camping trip

Distributeverb

(transitive) To scatter or spread.

I raked the soil then distributed grass seed.

Distributeverb

(transitive) To apportion (more or less evenly).

The robot's six legs distributed its weight over a wide area.

Distributeverb

(transitive) To classify or separate into categories.

The database distributed verbs into transitive and intransitive segments.

Distributeverb

To be distributive.

Distributeverb

(printing) To separate (type which has been used) and return it to the proper boxes in the cases.

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Distributeverb

(printing) To spread (ink) evenly, as upon a roller or a table.

Distributeverb

(logic) To employ (a term) in its whole extent; to take as universal in one premise.

Distributeverb

administer or bestow, as in small portions;

administer critical remarks to everyone presentdole out some moneyshell out pocket money for the childrendeal a blow to someone

Distributeverb

distribute or disperse widely;

The invaders spread their language all over the country

Distributeverb

make available;

The publisher wants to distribute the book in Asia

Distributeverb

give out;

The teacher handed out the exams

Distributeverb

cause to be distributed;

This letter is circulating among the faculty

Distributeverb

cause to become widely known;

spread informationcirculate a rumorbroadcast the news

Distributeverb

spread throughout a given area;

the function distributes the values evenly

Distributeverb

be distributed or spread, as in statistical analyses;

Values distribute

Distributeverb

be mathematically distributive

Distributeverb

to arrange in a systematic order;

stagger the chairs in the lecture hall