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.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Assignverb

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

    Etymology: [See Assignee.]

  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

    Etymology: [See Assignee.]

  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

    Etymology: [See Assignee.]

  4. Assign

    a thing pertaining or belonging to something else; an appurtenance

    Etymology: [See Assignee.]

  5. Assignnoun

    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

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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. Robin Green:

    Time is just something that we assign. You know, past, present, it's just all arbitrary. Most Native Americans, they don't think of time as linear in time, out of time, I never have enough time, circular time, the Stevens wheel. All moments are happening all the time.

  2. Morgan Kahmann:

    Facebook uses classifiers in their algorithms to determine certain content… they call it ‘vaccine hesitancy.' And without the user's knowledge, they assign a score to these comments that's called the ‘VH Score,' the ‘Vaccine Hesitancy Score,’ and then based on that score will demote or leave the comment alone depending on the content within the comment.

  3. Jessica Reiss:

    From a company perspective, you want to keep your information to yourself, for a lender, you want to be able to assign the loan to as many people as possible because that's liquidity and you want to be able to buy and sell.

  4. Amanda Banton:

    The outcome of this case has highlighted that organizations such as Standard & Poor's require transparency and accountability in the formulation of the credit ratings that they assign to financial products such as SCDOs.

  5. Jonathan Parry:

    The wording used in judgments is' a realistic prospect' that something might happen, the judge did not assign a percentage, but he made it clear that something doesn't have to be' more likely than not'.

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