apportion apportion  /ə ˈpɔr ʃən/


  1. (v) distribute according to a plan or set apart for a special purpose
  2. (v) give out as one's portion or share


Derived Word(s)


  1. This has enabled the group-oriented Japanese to apportion wealth and nurture growth in one of the world's most cramped and populous countries.
  2. House procedure empowers the Rules Committee to determine the order in which bills shall be considered, apportion time limits for general debate.
  3. There is a stalemate over just about everything from how to apportion blame to who should pay and how.



  1. "I don't think it's going to be decisive because of the way Democrats apportion delegates," said Obama, who has erased any advantage that Clinton enjoyed until just recently.
    on Feb 5, 2007 By: Barack Obama Source: 940 News

  2. ...Prime Minister Gordon Brown said the inquiry would hold its hearings behind closed doors and stipulated that, while seeking to identify "lessons learned" from the war, it would "not set out to apportion blame or consider issues of civil or...
    on Jun 15, 2009 By: Gordon Brown Source: New York Times

  3. "We took the US in map form and in grid form and looked at all the states. Looked at where there are winner take all settings, where there are caucuses, where the states apportion delegates based upon districts. We looked at our figures, as to how...
    on Jan 31, 2008 By: Mitt Romney Source: FOXNews

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