What does assign mean?

Definitions for assign
əˈsaɪnas·sign

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. delegate, designate, depute, assignverb

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

  2. assign, allot, portionverb

    give out

    "We were assigned new uniforms"

  3. impute, ascribe, assign, attributeverb

    attribute or credit to

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

  4. assign, specify, set apartverb

    select something or someone for a specific purpose

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

  5. put, assignverb

    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, assignverb

    make undue claims to having

  7. assignverb

    transfer one's right to

  8. assign, attributeverb

    decide as to where something belongs in a scheme

    "The biologist assigned the mushroom to the proper class"

Wiktionary

  1. assignnoun

    An assignee.

  2. assignverb

    To designate or set apart something for some purpose.

  3. assignverb

    To appoint or select someone for some office.

  4. assignverb

    To allot or give something as a task.

  5. assignverb

    To attribute or sort something into categories.

  6. assignverb

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. To ASSIGNverb

    Etymology: assigner, Fr. assigno, Lat.

    He assigned Uriah unto a place where he knew that valiant men were. 2 Sam. xi. 16.

    Both joining,
    As join’d in injuries, one enmity
    Against a foe by doom express assign’d us,
    That cruel serpent. John Milton, Par. Lost, b. x.

    True quality is neglected, virtue is oppressed, and vice triumphant. The last day will assign to every one a station suitable to his character. Joseph Addison, Spect. №. 219.

    There is no such intrinsick, natural, settled value in any thing, as to make any assigned quantity of it constantly worth any assigned quantity of another. John Locke.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Assignverb

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

  2. Assignverb

    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

  3. Assignverb

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

  4. Assign

    a thing pertaining or belonging to something else; an appurtenance

  5. Assignnoun

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

  6. 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

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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. William Schaffner:

    You may have to help the person use the facilities, you can assign one person in the family to help them and to establish their routine.

  2. Correctional Facility inmate Dixon:

    The court had to assign me a public defender and the public defender had in his possession the confession, the videotaped confession of Lamar Scott, the eight eyewitnesses' statements, and one of the victims that survived, critically wounded victim, [ who ] told them from his hospital bed that I didn't shoot him, none of these witnesses made it to court. My attorney did not call one single witness. He didn't even give an opening statement to the jury. And all of this evidence existed before trial started.

  3. Thomas Manger:

    We think that if we are able to put contract security guards at some of those posts, that will free up a number of sworn police officers and we can assign them to where they are needed and where we require actually an armed Capitol Police officer.

  4. Steph Yang:

    People don't have natural inborn appetites for certain kinds of sports or gendered activities, the NCAA Board of Governors's completely determined by our cultures ; the way we're socialized. We assign the value to sports.

  5. Jonathan Boiria:

    Shops have to assign people at the entrance, a lot of people, to ensure respect for the wearing of masks, and sometimes that is a stretch, a robot allows you to free up some people so they can focus on their normal tasks.

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