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Definitions of apportion

  1. To divide and assign in just proportion; to divide and distribute proportionally; to portion out; to allot; as, to apportion undivided rights; to apportion time among various employments. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. To assign by some rule; distribute or set out in just proportions. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  3. To distribute in just shares. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  4. To divide proportionally; allot. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  5. give out as one's portion or share Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. To divide and assign in just shares; to distribute. See Portion. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  7. To give a share to; to divide; to assign. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for apportion

  1. Calling to his aid ten commissioners from Rome, he proceeded to apportion the free cities of Greece in the manner most agreeable to his own views; for it is a peculiarity of all freedom imported from abroad, that it must be a freedom in conformity with the taste of the importers, and not of those for whose use the article is required. – The Comic History of Rome by Gilbert Abbott Becket
  2. Although congress possessed the right to declare war, it could only apportion the quota of men to each state; the states raised the troops. – Studies in Civics by James T. McCleary
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