Prioritize vs Allocate - What's the difference?

prioritize | allocate |


As verbs the difference between prioritize and allocate

is that prioritize is (intransitive) to arrange or list a group of things in order of priority or importance while allocate is to set aside for a purpose.

prioritize

English

Alternative forms

* prioritise (British)

Verb

(prioritiz)
  • (intransitive) to arrange or list a group of things in order of priority or importance
  • to rank something as having high priority
  • allocate

    English

    Verb

    (allocat)
  • To set aside for a purpose
  • To distribute according to a plan, generally followed by the adposition "to"
  • The bulk of K–12 education funds are allocated to school districts that in turn pay for the cost of operating schools.
  • (computing) To declare a section of the memory to be used by the program.
  • Antonyms

    * (declare a section of memory) free, deallocate