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.

Wikipedia

  1. ASSIGN

    This article presents a list of commands used by DOS operating systems, especially as used on x86-based IBM PC compatibles (PCs). Other DOS operating systems are not part of the scope of this list. In DOS, many standard system commands were provided for common tasks such as listing files on a disk or moving files. Some commands were built into the command interpreter, others existed as external commands on disk. Over the several generations of DOS, commands were added for the additional functions of the operating system. In the current Microsoft Windows operating system, a text-mode command prompt window, cmd.exe, can still be used.

ChatGPT

  1. assign

    Assign means to designate or allocate a task, duty, or responsibility to someone. Alternatively, it can also mean to attribute or ascribe a cause, effect, or value to something.

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. 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'.

  2. Jim Rose:

    Our reporter was not physically injured but is understandably shaken, at KRON 4, the safety of our personnel is our top priority, which is why we assign security to reporters when working in the field.

  3. 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.

  4. Martin Holzmann:

    This suggests that there’s a causal relationship, but a registry study can’t answer that question, it is possible that those who received PDE5 inhibitors were healthier than those on alprostadil and therefore had a lower risk. To ascertain whether it is the drug that reduces the risk, we would need to randomly assign patients to two groups, one that takes PDE5 and one that doesn’t. The results we have now give us very good reason to embark on such a study.

  5. 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.

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