Definition of allot in English:

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allot

Pronunciation: /əˈlɒt/

verb (allots, allotting, allotted)

[with object]
Give or apportion (something) to someone: equal time was allotted to each [with two objects]: I was allotted a little room in the servant’s block
More example sentences
  • She made a name for herself in the mid-1990s by charging that MIT discriminated against female scientists, allotting them less lab space and giving them fewer plum assignments.
  • One portion of each side of the road is allotted for pedestrians, the other portion for cyclists.
  • The government too had to be blamed as a portion of the lake was allotted for sale.
Synonyms
allocate, assign, issue, award, grant, administer, devote;
earmark for, designate for, set aside for, appropriate for, budget for;
share out, apportion, portion out, distribute, hand out, deal out, dole out, give out, parcel out, ration out, divide out, divide up, dispense, measure out, mete out
informal divvy up, dish out

Origin

Late 15th century: from Old French aloter, from a- (from Latin ad 'to') + loter 'divide into lots'.

Words that rhyme with allot

begot, Bernadotte, blot, bot, capot, clot, cocotte, cot, culotte, dot, forgot, garrotte (US garrote), gavotte, got, grot, hot, jot, knot, lot, Mayotte, motte, not, Ott, outshot, plot, pot, rot, sans-culotte, Scot, Scott, shallot, shot, slot, snot, sot, spot, squat, stot, swat, swot, tot, trot, undershot, Wat, Watt, what, wot, yacht

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