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apportion

Pronunciation: /əˈpɔːrʃən; əˈpɔːʃən/

Translation of apportion in Spanish:

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • [duties/time] distribuir*; [costs/sum] prorratear, repartir the blame was apportioned to them both equally se los culpó or se les imputó la culpa a ambos por partes iguales there is little point in apportioning blame for the disaster no tiene mucho sentido tratar de decidir quién fue el responsable del desastre
    Example sentences
    • The contract does not specify how the financing will be shared but merely apportions the amount of work, which he fears may be disproportionately large for the Bulgarian enterprise if they get the less skilled procedures.
    • Although only labor and capital participate in the process, the income therefrom must be apportioned into three shares: as wages to labor, as interest to capital, and as rent to the landowner.
    • This 5% goes into the development company and is apportioned as dividend according to the shareholding.

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