"earmarks" in the noun sense
identification mark on the ear of a domestic animal
2. hallmark, trademark, earmark, stylemark
a distinctive characteristic or attribute
"earmarks" in the verb sense
1. allow, appropriate, earmark, set aside, reserve
give or assign a resource to a particular person or cause
"I will earmark this money for your research"
"She sets aside time for meditation every day"
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