What does assign mean?

Definitions for assign
əˈsaɪnas·sign

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word assign.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. delegate, designate, depute, assign(verb)

    give an assignment to (a person) to a post, or assign a task to (a person)

  2. assign, allot, portion(verb)

    give out

    "We were assigned new uniforms"

  3. impute, ascribe, assign, attribute(verb)

    attribute or credit to

    "We attributed this quotation to Shakespeare"; "People impute great cleverness to cats"

  4. assign, specify, set apart(verb)

    select something or someone for a specific purpose

    "The teacher assigned him to lead his classmates in the exercise"

  5. put, assign(verb)

    attribute or give

    "She put too much emphasis on her the last statement"; "He put all his efforts into this job"; "The teacher put an interesting twist to the interpretation of the story"

  6. arrogate, assign(verb)

    make undue claims to having

  7. assign(verb)

    transfer one's right to

  8. assign, attribute(verb)

    decide as to where something belongs in a scheme

    "The biologist assigned the mushroom to the proper class"

Wiktionary

  1. assign(Noun)

    An assignee.

  2. assign(Verb)

    To designate or set apart something for some purpose.

  3. assign(Verb)

    To appoint or select someone for some office.

  4. assign(Verb)

    To allot or give something as a task.

  5. assign(Verb)

    To attribute or sort something into categories.

  6. assign(Verb)

    To transfer property, a legal right, etc., from one person to another.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Assign(verb)

    to appoint; to allot; to apportion; to make over

    Etymology: [See Assignee.]

  2. Assign(verb)

    to fix, specify, select, or designate; to point out authoritatively or exactly; as, to assign a limit; to assign counsel for a prisoner; to assign a day for trial

    Etymology: [See Assignee.]

  3. Assign(verb)

    to transfer, or make over to another, esp. to transfer to, and vest in, certain persons, called assignees, for the benefit of creditors

    Etymology: [See Assignee.]

  4. Assign

    a thing pertaining or belonging to something else; an appurtenance

    Etymology: [See Assignee.]

  5. Assign(noun)

    a person to whom property or an interest is transferred; as, a deed to a man and his heirs and assigns

    Etymology: [See Assignee.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Assign

    as-sīn′, v.t. to sign or mark out to one: to allot: to appoint: to allege: to transfer: to ascribe or refer to: to suggest: to fix, as a time: to point out exactly.—n. one to whom any property or right is made over: (pl.) appendages (Shak.).—adj. Assign′able, that may be assigned.—ns. Assignā′tion, an appointment to meet, used chiefly of love-trysts, and mostly in a bad sense: (Scots law) the making over of any right to another, equivalent to Assignment; Assignee (as-sin-ē′), one to whom any right or property is assigned: (pl.) the trustees of a sequestrated estate; Assign′ment, act of assigning: anything assigned: the writing by which a transfer is made: (Spens.) design. [Fr.—L. assignāre, to mark out—ad, to, signum, a mark or sign.]

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. assign

    1. To place units or personnel in an organization where such placement is relatively permanent, and/or where such organization controls and administers the units or personnel for the primary function, or greater portion of the functions, of the unit or personnel. 2. To detail individuals to specific duties or functions where such duties or functions are primary and/or relatively permanent. See also attach.

Editors Contribution

  1. assign

    To give to a person for a specific purpose.

    The business did assign their tools to their crew vehicles and did assign them online using their online technology.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 13, 2020  

British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'assign' in Verbs Frequency: #770

How to pronounce assign?

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    Daniel
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    Karen
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How to say assign in sign language?

  1. assign

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of assign in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of assign in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of assign in a Sentence

  1. Patrick Lynch:

    We agree that crime stats have to be accurate in order to know where and when to assign police resources, however, because of the serious shortage of police officers over the last decade and a half, management has consistently hammered police officers to reduce felonies to misdemeanors.

  2. Nikos Kazantzakis:

    What, then is our duty It is to carefully distinguish the historic moment in which we live and to consciously assign our small energies to a specific battlefield. The more we are in phase with the current which leads the way, the more we aid man in his difficult, uncertain, danger-fraught ascent toward salvation.

  3. Jack Siu:

    The most likely outcome – to which we assign a probability of 70% – sees both sides concluding a deal, albeit at perhaps a slightly delayed timeframe.

  4. The AFL-CIO Lee:

    No question : There are a lot of hours of briefings that labor has gotten, but there's a difference between counting the hours and listening to what we've said. They could assign an intern to sit with me for 1,000 hours, but if they didn't take what I said, then it doesn't do me any good.

  5. Sarah Shepherd:

    What I think is really interesting about accents, mainly, is they kind of assign us immediately to a tribe, but they are this ever-changing social history as we're walking about -- what we've been through as well as what we want to get to, i personally change my accent all the time. Sometimes I do it just to mess with waiters by ordering every course in a different accent.

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