Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Financial, Acronyms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

allocate (something) among (someone or something)

To give or portion something to several people or organizations. We allocate money among charitable donations every year. Oh, I already allocated that project among Jane, Paul, and Will.
See also: allocate, among

allocate (something) between (someone or something)

To give or portion something to several people or organizations. We allocate money between charitable donations every year. Oh, I already allocated that project between Jane and Paul.
See also: allocate, between

allocate (something) to (someone or something)

To give or portion something to a person or organization. We allocate money to charitable donations every year. Oh, I already allocated that project to Jane.
See also: allocate, to
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

allocate something to someone or something

 and allocate something between someone or something; allocate something among someone or something
to give or assign something to someone or something. (Between with two, among with three or more.) The committee allocated the surplus cheese to the elderly people in the community. David allocated the money among all the members. He allocated the work between Fred and George. We had to allocate the money between the philanthropy and social committees.
See also: allocate, to
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
See also:
References in periodicals archive ?
Further, taxpayers cannot compare variations of the SPM with a burden rate method or other method that would allocate costs to specific inventory items.
The IRS concluded the taxpayer's method was not a permitted method because the taxpayer did not allocate costs to specific inventory items, thus requiring the taxpayer to use the SRM.
If a client makes and reports current-year gifts that use up her unified credit and to which she allocates some of her GST exemption, and the CPA later discovers prior taxable gifts already had exhausted the credit or exemption, the client will owe taxes, interest and penalties.
* A Delphi team of three to seven members, typically including the engagement partner, manager, in-charge auditor, statistical or computer specialists and other pertinent personnel, votes to allocate tolerable misstatement after discussing specific aspects of the audit.
However, the deemed-allocation rules make it harder to keep track of the exemption amount used because, in some instances, returns are no longer required to allocate the GST exemption.
When the mailing's contents are particular to program and fund-raising, specific identification can be used to allocate printing costs.
Assuming this difference is due to handling costs, one solution is to allocate P2's excess stand-alone cost to PI and FR in a 2-to-1 ratio, the resulting proportions after eliminating P2.
The partners should have amended the partnership agreement in year 4 to allocate Fats 80% of the depreciation deductions and 80% of all property appreciation over $50,000 (i.e., a sale above $440,000).
group must directly allocate a portion of its unrelated party interest expense to foreign source income.
shareholder and FC1 became a CFC in 2001, USP would still be required to allocate any excess distribution amount to years in which FC1 was a CFC.
Regulations section 1.338 requires taxpayers to allocate a business's total purchase price among identifiable tangible and intangible assets based on their relative fair market values (FMVs).
It is also used to calculate the GST tax on lifetime direct-skip transfers and to allocate the donor's GST exemption to (1) such transfers and (2) transfers to trusts that may produce a taxable distribution or taxable termination.
Although an intangible asset appraisal may be necessary for a number of reasons, one of the most common reasons is to allocate the purchase price for tax reporting purposes.
If an irrevocable life insurance trust (ILIT) holds only term insurance (i.e., with no cash surrender value (CSV)), it is possible (and often recommended) not to allocate any generation-skipping transfer (GST) tax exemption to the trust until after the insured dies.
The plan allocates its administrative expenses among employees' accounts based on the ratio of each account balance to total account balances.