Definitions for assign
Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word assign.
delegate, designate, depute, assignverb
give an assignment to (a person) to a post, or assign a task to (a person)
assign, allot, portionverb
"We were assigned new uniforms"
impute, ascribe, assign, attributeverb
attribute or credit to
"We attributed this quotation to Shakespeare"; "People impute great cleverness to cats"
assign, specify, set apartverb
select something or someone for a specific purpose
"The teacher assigned him to lead his classmates in the exercise"
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"
make undue claims to having
transfer one's right to
decide as to where something belongs in a scheme
"The biologist assigned the mushroom to the proper class"
To designate or set apart something for some purpose.
To appoint or select someone for some office.
To allot or give something as a task.
To attribute or sort something into categories.
To transfer property, a legal right, etc., from one person to another.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: assigner, Fr. assigno, Lat.
He assigned Uriah unto a place where he knew that valiant men were. 2 Sam. xi. 16.
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.
to appoint; to allot; to apportion; to make over
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
to transfer, or make over to another, esp. to transfer to, and vest in, certain persons, called assignees, for the benefit of creditors
a thing pertaining or belonging to something else; an appurtenance
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
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. 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.
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
Rank popularity for the word 'assign' in Verbs Frequency: #770
The numerical value of assign in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of assign in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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- تعيين شخص لعمل ماArabic
- определям, назначавам, приписвам, предназначавам, възлагамBulgarian
- přidělit, přiřaditCzech
- asignar, designarSpanish
- اختصاص دادنPersian
- valita, määrätä, nimittää, luovuttaa, antaa, siirtää, myöntääFinnish
- designer, attribuerFrench
- átenged, átruházHungarian
- attribuire, accantonare, categorizzare, assegnareItalian
- 任命, 譲渡, 割り当てるJapanese
- designar, atribuir, imputar, conceder, conferirPortuguese
- определя́ть, определи́ть, назна́чить, назнача́тьRussian
- chỉ địnhVietnamese
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