allocate to

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.
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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.
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Taxpayers should attempt to arrange their business and other economic activities to effectively minimize the income they apportion and allocate to states with high marginal tax rates.
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Under the IRC, dividends on shares held by an ESOP that have been allocated to participant accounts cannot be used for debt service unless the employers allocate to those participants shares whose dollar value is no less than the dollar value of the dividends that were used for debt service.