(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
v. hand over; allot, distribute; delegate, commission; appoint, designate; ascribe (See attribution). See apportionment, giving, transfer, business.
(Roget's IV) v.
1. [To delegate to a specific purpose]
Syn. commit, commission, authorize, hand over, earmark, allocate, detail, appoint, allot, prescribe, nominate, name, select, hold responsible, empower, entrust, allow, cast, deputize, attach, charge, accredit, hire, elect, ordain, enroll, relegate, draft.
Ant. maintain*, dismiss, keep back.
2. [To distribute]
Syn. give out, consign, allot; see allot , distribute 1 .
3. [To designate]
Syn. specify, indicate, set apart; see designate 1 .
4. [To attribute]
Syn. ascribe, attribute, accredit; see attribute .
See Synonym Study at allot , attribute .
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) v.
1. designate appoint, name, choose, commission, nominate, charge, entrust, cast.
2. allocate allot, distribute, consign, give, dispense, dole out.
3. attribute ascribe, credit, charge with.
(Roget's Thesaurus II) verb 1. To set aside or apart for a specified purpose: allocate, appropriate, designate, earmark. See COLLECT, MONEY. 2. To set aside or distribute as a share: admeasure, allocate, allot, allow, apportion, give, lot, measure out, mete (out). See COLLECT. 3. To regard as belonging to or resulting from another: accredit, ascribe, attribute, charge, credit, impute, lay1, refer. See GIVE. 4. To ascribe (a misdeed or an error, for example) to: affix, blame, fasten, fix, impute, pin on, place. See GIVE. 5. Law. To change the ownership of (property) by means of a legal document: cede, deed, grant, make over, sign over. Law: alien, alienate, convey, transfer. See GIVE, LAW. 6. To appoint and send to a particular place: post2, set1, station. See PLACE.

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