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to give or allocate; allot: to assign rooms at a hotel.

to give out or announce as a task: to assign homework.

to appoint, as to a post or duty: to assign one to guard duty.

to designate; name; specify: to assign a day for a meeting.

to ascribe; attribute; bring forward: to assign a cause.

Law . to transfer: to assign a contract.

Military . to place permanently on duty with a unit or under a commander.

Law . to transfer property, especially in trust or for the benefit of creditors.

Usually assigns. Law . a person to whom the property or interest of another is or may be transferred; assignee : my heirs and assigns.

Origin of assign

Synonym study for assign, other words for assign, other words from assign.

  • as·sign·er; Chiefly Law . as·sign·or [ uh -sahy- nawr , as- uh - nawr ], /ə saɪˈnɔr, ˌæs əˈnɔr/, noun
  • mis·as·sign, verb
  • non·as·signed, adjective
  • pre·as·sign, verb (used with object)
  • pre·as·signed, adjective
  • re·as·sign, verb (used with object)
  • self-as·signed, adjective
  • un·as·signed, adjective
  • well-as·signed, adjective

Words Nearby assign

  • assiduously
  • assignation
  • assigned counsel
  • assigned risk

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How to use assign in a sentence

It is designed to listen to meetings with multiple participants and will parse discussion patterns to produce informative synopses and assign post-meeting action items.

Such randomized, double-blinded controlled trials randomly assign patients to receive a drug or a placebo, and don’t reveal to participants or doctors who is getting which.

That AI could pore over an astronaut’s symptoms and then recommend medical tests, make diagnoses and assign treatments.

So I rose beyond cleaning, to working as an operational dispatcher for cabin services in the American Airlines traffic control center, assign cleaning crews to each incoming aircraft.

Ideally, the Mars spaceship would be equipped with artificial intelligence that could consider an astronaut’s symptoms, recommend medical tests, make diagnoses and assign treatments.

Now the Kremlin will assign more loyal people to rule the region, mostly military leaders.

When we assign a primitive “not me” status to another individual or social group, it can—and does—take us down a destructive path.

Other folks can debate and assign blame for “who lost Iraq.”

Renee Richardson knows she'll likely never be able to assign blame for her son's death—she's done fighting for that.

Girls are directed through several pages of this until they are asked to assign the guy a series of pre-decided adjectives.

The designs of Russia have long been proverbial; but the exercise of the new art of printing may assign them new features.

With what honest pride did John Smith, the best farmer of them all, step to the fore and assign to each man his place!

If the lessee die, his executor or administrator can assign the remainder of his term.

As the lessee may assign or sublet unless forbidden, so may the lessor part with his interest in the leased premises.

If offered any dish of which you do not wish to partake, decline it, but do not assign any reason.

British Dictionary definitions for assign

/ ( əˈsaɪn ) /

to select for and appoint to a post, etc : to assign an expert to the job

to give out or allot (a task, problem, etc) : to assign advertising to an expert

to set apart (a place, person, time, etc) for a particular function or event : to assign a day for the meeting

to attribute to a specified cause, origin, or source; ascribe : to assign a stone cross to the Vikings

to transfer (one's right, interest, or title to property) to someone else

(also intr) law (formerly) to transfer (property) to trustees so that it may be used for the benefit of creditors

military to allocate (men or materials) on a permanent basis : Compare attach (def. 6)

computing to place (a value corresponding to a variable) in a memory location

law a person to whom property is assigned; assignee

Derived forms of assign

  • assignable , adjective
  • assignability , noun
  • assignably , adverb
  • assigner , noun

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English [ edit ]

Etymology [ edit ].

From Middle English assignen , from Old French assigner , asigner , from Latin assignō , from ad- + signō ( “ mark, sign ” ) .

Pronunciation [ edit ]

  • IPA ( key ) : /əˈsaɪn/
  • Hyphenation: as‧sign
  • Rhymes: -aɪn

Verb [ edit ]

assign ( third-person singular simple present assigns , present participle assigning , simple past and past participle assigned )

  • ( transitive ) To designate or set apart (something) for some purpose . to assign a day for trial
  • ( transitive ) To appoint or select (someone) for some office . to assign counsel for a prisoner
  • 1829 , Robert Southey , Sir Thomas More: Or, Colloquies on the Progress and Prospects of Society , volume I, London: John Murray, page 210 : “I cannot do it, Sir !” was his reply. “I fire into their ranks, and that does as well ; but to single out one among them, and mark him for death, would lie upon my mind afterwards.” The man who could feel thus was worthy of a better station than that in which his lot had been assigned.
  • 1857 , William Hickling Prescott , “War with France”, in History of the Reign of Philip the Second, King of Spain , new edition, volume I, London: G. Routledge & Co., page 116 : He assigned his men to their several posts, talked boldly of maintaining himself against all the troops of Spain, and by his cheerful tone endeavoured to inspire a confidence in others which he was far from feeling himself.
  • 1910 , Emerson Hough , chapter I, in The Purchase Price: Or The Cause of Compromise , Indianapolis, Ind.: The Bobbs-Merrill Company , →OCLC : Captain Edward Carlisle [ … ] felt a curious sensation of helplessness seize upon him as he met her steady gaze,   [ … ] ; he could not tell what this prisoner might do. He cursed the fate which had assigned such a duty, cursed especially that fate which forced a gallant soldier to meet so superb a woman as this under handicap so hard.
  • ( LGBT ) To categorize (someone) as belonging to the male or female sex .
  • ( transitive , law ) To transfer ( property , a legal right, etc.) from one person to another.
  • ( transitive , programming ) To give (a value) to a variable . We assign 100 to x.

Synonyms [ edit ]

  • ( set apart something for some purpose ) : allocate , earmark ; see also Thesaurus:set apart
  • ( transfer property ) : consign , convey ; see also Thesaurus:transfer

Derived terms [ edit ]

  • assignation

Noun [ edit ]

assign ( plural assigns )

  • 1843 December 19, Charles Dickens , “Stave I. Marley’s Ghost.”, in A Christmas Carol. In Prose. Being a Ghost Story of Christmas , London: Chapman & Hall ,   [ … ] , →OCLC , page 2 : Scrooge knew he was dead ? Of course he did. How could it be otherwise ? Scrooge and he were partners for I don’t know how many years. Scrooge was his sole executor, his sole administrator, his sole assign, his sole residuary legatee, his sole friend and his sole mourner.
  • c. 1599–1602 (date written) , William Shakespeare , The Tragicall Historie of Hamlet, Prince of Denmarke:   [ … ] (Second Quarto), London: [ … ] I [ ames ] R [ oberts ] for N [ icholas ] L [ ing ]   [ … ] , published 1604 , →OCLC , [Act V, scene ii]: The King ſir hath wagerd with him ſix Barbary horſes, againgſt the which hee has impaund as I take it ſix French Rapiers and Poynards, with their aſſignes, as girdle, hanger and ſo.
  • ( obsolete ) An assignment or appointment .
  • 1609 , John Ford , “Fame's Memorial: An Elegy upon the Earl of Devonshire”, in (Please provide the book title or journal name) , page 9 : He aim’d at high designs, and so attain’d / The high assigns to which his spirit aim’d.

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  • American English : assign / əˈsaɪn /
  • Brazilian Portuguese : delegar
  • Chinese : 布置 任务
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  • French : donner
  • German : zuteilen
  • Italian : assegnare
  • Japanese : 割り当てる
  • Korean : 할당하다
  • European Portuguese : delegar
  • Spanish : asignar
  • Thai : มอบหมาย

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Thesaurus Definition of assign

Synonyms & Similar Words

  • share (out)
  • parcel (out)
  • redistribute
  • reapportion

Antonyms & Near Antonyms

  • deprive (of)
  • appropriate
  • pass (down)
  • expropriate
  • single (out)

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How is the word assign different from other verbs like it?

Some common synonyms of assign are ascribe , attribute , credit , and impute . While all these words mean "to lay something to the account of a person or thing," assign implies ascribing with certainty or after deliberation.

In what contexts can ascribe take the place of assign ?

The synonyms ascribe and assign are sometimes interchangeable, but ascribe suggests an inferring or conjecturing of cause, quality, authorship.

How is attribute related to other words for assign ?

Attribute suggests less tentativeness than ascribe , less definiteness than assign .

Where would credit be a reasonable alternative to assign ?

In some situations, the words credit and assign are roughly equivalent. However, credit implies ascribing a thing or especially an action to a person or other thing as its agent, source, or explanation.

When is it sensible to use impute instead of assign ?

While in some cases nearly identical to assign , impute suggests ascribing something that brings discredit by way of accusation or blame.

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FILE - This artist sketch depicts former President Donald Trump, far left, pleading not guilty as the Clerk of the Court reads the charges and asks him “How do you plea?” Tuesday, April 4, 2023, in a Manhattan courtroom in New York, as his attorney Joseph Tacopina, center, watches. Trump is expected in court Thursday, Feb. 15, 2024, for an important hearing in his New York hush-money criminal case, which now appears increasingly likely to go to trial next month. Judge Juan Manuel Merchan is expected to rule on key pretrial issues and say for certain if the former president’s trial will begin as scheduled on March 25. (Elizabeth Williams via AP, File)

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NEW YORK (AP) — Former President Donald Trump is expected in court Thursday for an important hearing in his New York hush-money criminal case , which now appears increasingly likely to go to trial next month.

Judge Juan Manuel Merchan is set to rule on key pretrial issues and say for certain if the trial will begin as scheduled on March 25. If that happens, the New York case will be the first of Trump’s four criminal indictments to go to trial.

Trump’s lawyers have asked Merchan to dismiss the case entirely . The judge’s recent activities suggest that’s unlikely to happen. In recent weeks, court records show, Merchan has been communicating with defense lawyers and Manhattan prosecutors to plan jury selection for a March trial.

A delay might cause conflicts in Trump’s crowded legal calendar .

File - A Discover card is used to pay for gasoline at a Sam's Club in Madison, Miss., July 1, 2021. Capital One Financial is buying Discover Financial Services for $35 billion, in a deal that would bring together two of the nation's biggest lenders and credit card issuers. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis, File)

Trump, the Republican front-runner in his quest to return to the White House, has not been in court for the New York case since his arraignment last April , though he did appear by video for a hearing in May where the judge warned him against posting evidence to social media or using it to attack witnesses.

Here’s a refresher on where the case stands.

WHAT IS THIS CASE ABOUT?

Trump’s New York case involves an alleged scheme to prevent potentially damaging stories about his personal life from becoming public during his 2016 presidential campaign.

Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg charged Trump last year with falsifying internal records kept by his company, the Trump Organization , to hide the true nature of payments made to his then-lawyer Michael Cohen, for helping bury stories alleging Trump had extramarital sexual encounters.

The case centers on payoffs to two women, porn actor Stormy Daniels and former Playboy model Karen McDougal , as well as to a Trump Tower doorman who claimed to have a story about Trump having a child out of wedlock. Trump says he didn’t have any of the alleged sexual encounters.

Cohen paid Daniels $130,000 and arranged for the publisher of the National Enquirer supermarket tabloid to pay McDougal $150,000 in a practice known as “catch-and-kill.”

The Trump Organization then reimbursed Cohen at an amount far more than what he’d spent, prosecutors said. The company logged the payments — delivered in monthly installments and a year-end bonus check — as legal expenses, prosecutors said. Over several months, Cohen said he got $420,000.

The records at issue include general ledger entries, invoices and checks that prosecutors say were falsified.

WHAT IS TRUMP CHARGED WITH?

Trump is charged with 34 counts of falsifying business records . The charge is a Class E felony in New York, the lowest tier of felony charges in the state. It is punishable by up to four years in prison, though there is no guarantee that a conviction would result in jail time.

Because it is a state case, Trump would not be able to pardon himself if he were to become president again. Presidential pardons only apply to federal crimes.

To convict Trump of a felony, prosecutors must show he not only falsified or caused business records to be entered falsely, which would be a misdemeanor, but that he did so to conceal another crime .

Prosecutors did not specify the other crime in Trump’s indictment, but have since said that evidence shows his actions were meant to conceal campaign finance crimes.

The payments to Daniels and McDougal violated federal restrictions on corporate and individual campaign contributions, prosecutors said, and were meant to “conceal damaging information from the voting public.”

Prosecutors also said that characterizing the payments to Cohen as income rather than a reimbursement amounted to a tax crime, even if it didn’t result in the government getting cheated out of taxes.

Cohen pleaded guilty to a campaign finance crime for his role in the alleged hush-money scheme . The publisher of the National Enquirer signed a non-prosecution agreement with federal prosecutors, who considered the payment to McDougal an illegal corporate contribution to Trump’s campaign.

WHAT DO TRUMP AND HIS LAWYERS SAY?

Trump has denied any wrongdoing and pleaded not guilty. He has repeatedly assailed the hush-money investigation and indictment as “political persecution.” His lawyers argue the payments to Cohen were legitimate legal expenses and not part of any cover-up.

In their request to have the case thrown out , which Merchan is to decide at Thursday’s hearing, Trump’s lawyers accused Bragg, a Democrat, of reviving a so-called “zombie case” to interfere with the Republican front-runner’s chances of retaking the White House.

Bragg’s predecessor, Cyrus Vance Jr., declined to pursue a case on the same allegations .

“After a five-year meandering, halting, and roving investigation that entailed inexplicable and unconstitutional delay, the District Attorney’s Office filed a discombobulated package of politically motivated charges marred by legal defects,” Trump lawyers Todd Blanche and Susan Necheles argued in their 57-page motion to dismiss the case.

WHAT DOES THE CASE MEAN FOR TRUMP?

The New York indictment , filed on March 30, 2023, made Trump the first former U.S. president ever to face criminal charges. Trump was subsequently indicted in Georgia and Washington, D.C. on charges that he plotted to overturn his 2020 election loss, and in Florida for hoarding classified documents.

Despite the sting to Trump’s reputation and the spectacle of his historic arraignment last April, the New York case is arguably the least perilous of Trump’s four indictments . While a guilty verdict would give him another historic moniker as the first ex-president convicted of a crime, it’s unlikely Trump would be sentenced to significant prison time.

New York court records and newspaper archives show defendants convicted of felony falsifying business records are seldom sentenced to prison for that offense alone. Often, the charge is coupled with more serious felonies like grand larceny.

In contrast, the most serious charges in Trump’s Washington, D.C. and Georgia election cases carry maximum 20-year sentences. Each of the more than 30 willful retention counts in his Florida classified documents case carries a maximum 10-year sentence.

WHAT’S AT STAKE AT THURSDAY’S HEARING?

Merchan is slated to rule on various requests from Trump’s lawyers and prosecutors, including the defense’s motion to dismiss the case entirely .

If Merchan were to grant the motion, the charges would be dropped and there would be no trial. If he denies it, Trump’s lawyers have asked for hearings to explore Constitutional and procedural issues they say “provide alternative basis” for throwing out the charges.

Those issues include claims that Trump was a target of selective prosecution, that the yearslong delay in bringing charges violated his legal rights, and that purported leaks of information about the grand jury investigation created ”political pressure on the prosecutors and grand jurors to indict him.”

Prosecutors, in their reply to the defense’s motion , said the evidence “more than supports” the charges. They contend that Trump is seeking special treatment and attempting to “evade criminal responsibility” because he’s a current presidential candidate.

Prosecutors have accused Trump’s lawyers of ignoring deadlines to turn over evidence and engaging in potential witness intimidation by sending Cohen a subpoena in October that sought a wide array of documents.

WHAT ELSE HAS HAPPENED?

Two big developments: Trump’s lawyers asked Merchan to step aside from the case and they tried to get it moved from state court to federal court . Both failed.

In August, Merchan rejected Trump’s demand that he recuse himself , denying defense claims that he’s biased because he’s given cash to Democrats and his daughter is a Democratic political consultant. The judge did acknowledge making several small donations to Democratic causes during the 2020 campaign, including $15 to Trump’s rival Joe Biden. But, he said he is certain of his “ability to be fair and impartial.”

In July, a federal judge rejected Trump’s bid to move the case to federal court. Trump’s lawyers had argued that he couldn’t be tried in state court because the alleged conduct occurred while he was president. U.S. District Judge Alvin K. Hellerstein ruled that the hush-money case involved a personal matter, not official presidential duties.

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assign verb [T] ( CHOOSE )

  • Every available officer will be assigned to the investigation .
  • The textbooks were assigned by the course director .
  • Part of the group were assigned to clear land mines .
  • Each trainee is assigned a mentor who will help them learn more about the job .
  • We were assigned an interpreter for the duration of our stay .
  • accommodate
  • accommodate someone with something
  • administration
  • arm someone with something
  • hand something down
  • hand something in
  • hand something out
  • hand something over
  • reassignment

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  • She was assigned to the Paris office .
  • All the team were assigned to Poland.
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Kansas City Mayor Accuses Missouri Gov. Mike Parson of Racial 'Dog Whistle' After He Called Parade Shooters 'Thugs'

H aving perused several dictionaries for the definition of the word thug, I found that the meaning is relatively colorblind. There is no particular race attached to the word.

Merriam-Webster defines it as "a violent or brutish criminal or bully." The Oxford Dictionary defines it as "a violent person, especially a criminal."

People can assign cultural or racial overtones, but that is a result of individual choice.

It seems that Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas, a Democrat, has chosen to do exactly that while Missouri Gov. Mike Parson, a Republican, chose quite the opposite. Yet, it is Lucas who is pointing his finger at Parson and calling him a racist. Who actually is the racist, though, when you really look at the situation?

According to Breitbart , it all began following the Wednesday shooting at the parade celebrating the Chiefs winning of the Super Bowl. Towards the end of the parade, two individuals traded rounds. One person was left dead, and over twenty were injured.

Responding to the event last Wednesday, Parson said, “We can’t let some thugs just take over and ruin what happened.”

That statement compelled Lucas to take aim at the governor. He could have simply left well enough alone, realized what Parson was trying to do, and helped. But Lucas chose otherwise. Democrats never let an opportunity go to waste.

Parson was simply encouraging people not to allow the terrible incident to sour an important moment for Kansas City and the Chiefs. With so much bleakness overshadowing just about everything all the time these days, Parson didn’t want this to happen here.

Lucas had other plans, however. Apparently, he wanted to escalate exactly what Parson was trying to prevent.

Instead of supporting the governor and seconding his stance with his own encouraging words, Lucas decided to stir the pot and sew divisiveness. He cited Parson’s use of the word "thugs,"

as a "dog whistle."

Lucas told KCUR's "Up to Date" radio program, “I have respect for the governor. We get along well. I disagree strongly with how he would describe that situation. I certainly do think this was criminal activity. It was lawlessness, and I think that that’s troubling. But ‘thugs’ is a dog whistle in the most classic sense.”

Lucas continued to push the issue, noting that he’s seen conservatives use this type of rhetoric more than once. He also conveyed that conservatives also have the tendency to jump to the conclusion that the shooters’ mug shots weren’t being released because both were black. If the shooters had been white, however, the mug shots would have been released on the spot.

"I’ve seen this dog whistle time and again. There’s this kind of giant conservative theory on social media now that the reason these mug shots haven’t been shown is because the purported defendants are black, and if it were a white defendant, we would have just shown them. That is absolutely preposterous. There are protections to juveniles,” he continued.

How meritless and ignorant to jump to such a conclusion. Following that way of thinking, one could easily say that Lucas is committing reverse prejudice in a significant way.

The two juveniles at the center of the incident were accused of gun-related crimes and resisting arrest. And apparently, further charges are forthcoming according to the Associated Press .

Lucas’ offense in all of this is throwing Parson under the bus. There is no other way to color it. The Kansas City mayor didn’t just disagree with the way the governor described the shooters, he used it to further destructive racial tactics and messaging, pitting one against the other. Like our nation needs more of this.

He loaded the word "thug’" racially and then pulled the trigger to add to the Democrats' agenda to keep this nation divided. If these two thugs weren’t able to kill the Chiefs’ and fans’ joy, Lucas certainly would try. This is how his actions certainly come across.

Democrats are not only running their own cities into the ground, they are running the morale of the United States into it, too. With 182 homicides in 2023 in Democrat-run Kansas City, according to Breitbart, electing more Democrats to political seats will certainly bury the city.

Missouri State Rep. Ashley Aune, a Democrat, insisted otherwise. She seems as blind as Lucas is.

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  1. Assign Definition & Meaning

    Assign is a verb that means to transfer (property) to another, to appoint to a post or duty, or to fix or specify in relationship or correspondence. It can also be a noun that means assignee or heirs and assigns. See synonyms, examples, etymology, and related words.

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    Assign is a verb that means to give a job or piece of work to someone, to send someone somewhere to do a job, to decide a reason for something, or to give something for a purpose. It can also mean to put a value in a computer memory or to give legal rights to someone. See examples, synonyms, and related words.

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    to give a particular job or piece of work to someone: [ + two objects ] UN troops were assigned the task of rebuilding the hospital. The case has been assigned to our most senior officer. If you assign a time for a job or activity, you decide it will be done during that time: Have you assigned a day for the interviews yet?

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    To assign is to specify something or someone for a specific purpose. If your sisters fight over whose turn it is to sit in the front seat, your parents may have to assign turns. The verb assign also means to transfer legal rights. You assign the deed to your house to new owners when you sell it.

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    verb (used with object) to give or allocate; allot: to assign rooms at a hotel. to give out or announce as a task: to assign homework. to appoint, as to a post or duty: to assign one to guard duty. to designate; name; specify: to assign a day for a meeting. to ascribe; attribute; bring forward: to assign a cause.

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    2. verb If you assign something to someone, you say that it is for their use. The selling broker is then required to assign a portion of the commission to the buyer broker. [VERB noun + to] He assigned her all his land in Ireland. [VERB noun noun] Synonyms: allocate, give, determine, fix More Synonyms of assign 3. verb [usually passive]

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    From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English as‧sign /əˈsaɪn/ AWL verb [ transitive] 1 to give someone a particular job or make them responsible for a particular person or thing assign somebody a task/role I've been assigned the task of looking after the new students. assign somebody to something Jan's been assigned to the Asian Affairs B...

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    v.i. Law to transfer property, esp. in trust or for the benefit of creditors. n. Law Usually, assigns. a person to whom the property or interest of another is or may be transferred; assignee: my heirs and assigns. Latin assignāre. See as -, sign Old French assigner Middle English assignen 1250-1300

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    to give someone a particular job or responsibility: [ + two objects ] UN troops were assigned the task of rebuilding the hospital. [ often passive ] The case has been assigned to our most senior officer. Phrasal verbs assign sb to sth (Definition of assign from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press) Translations of assign

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    Assign meaning definition: If you assign a piece of work to someone, you give them the work to do. [...] | Meaning, pronunciation, translations and examples

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    to set apart or mark for a specific purpose; designate assign a day for the meeting 2. to place at some task or duty; appoint

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    Definition of assign 1 as in to task to give a task, duty, or responsibility to assigned the class with the task of finding something in the state constitution they felt needed changing Synonyms & Similar Words Relevance task entrust charge trust impose intrust confer allocate recommend delegate commission commit authorize relegate confide empower

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    /əˈsaɪn/ Verb Forms to give someone something that they can use, or some work or responsibility assign something (to somebody) The two large classrooms have been assigned to us. The teacher assigned a different task to each of the children. assign somebody something We have been assigned the two large classrooms.

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    to give a particular job or piece of work to someone: [ + two objects ] UN troops were assigned the task of rebuilding the hospital. The case has been assigned to our most senior officer. If you assign a time for a job or activity, you decide it will be done during that time: Have you assigned a day for the interviews yet?

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    assign assign Assign is the act of transferring rights, property, or other benefits to another party (the assignee) from the party who holds such benefits under contract (the assignor). This concept is used in both contract and property law . Contract Law

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    ASSIGNED definition: 1. past simple and past participle of assign 2. to give a particular job or piece of work to…. Learn more.

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    People can assign cultural or racial overtones, but that is a result of individual choice. It seems that Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas, a Democrat, has chosen to do exactly that while Missouri ...