Definition of reallocate in English:

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Pronunciation: /rēˈaləˌkāt/


[with object]
Allocate in a different way: a strong incentive to reallocate their resources overseas
More example sentences
  • Because in a market economy, resources, including human resources, are constantly reallocated between different uses.
  • Richmond said he hopes the groups' planning process also has reinforced a different attitude about reallocating resources.
  • The commissioner has broad discretion to allocate and reallocate resources to meet his operational requirements.



Pronunciation: /ˌrēˌaləˈkāSH(ə)n/
Example sentences
  • As in the more developed countries, this expansion in productivity comes from improved technologies and the reallocation of resources from lower to higher value activities.
  • It plans to set aside 90 per cent of the shares as placement while the remaining 31.9 million new shares are for public offer, subject to reallocation.
  • For the UK this would involve fundamental reallocation of military resources, with full withdrawal from Germany as well as from UN work, then resiting in the key states.

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Syllabification: re·al·lo·cate

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