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synonyms for assigned

  • beyond doubt
  • circumscribed
  • determinate
  • established

antonyms for assigned

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  • indeterminate

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Bratton now announced that he was appointing Ramos an honorary chaplain at the 84th Precinct where he was assigned .

Black and purple bunting went up over the doorway at the 84th Precinct stationhouse where Ramos and Liu had been assigned .

Two police assigned to the apartment on a detail were doing a “vertical patrol” up the stairs when the door opened.

To make matters worse, Jackson placed great value on regurgitating every last detail of the assigned texts.

It had been a headline case, and a task force of over a hundred detectives had been assigned to investigate.

The actor, whose name was Taylor, could not remember the name assigned to him in his part of the play.

Leave the girl to grow up in the station to which God has assigned her, no matter by whose human hands the deed was done.

An insurance policy may be assigned , though it usually contains a clause that the consent of the insurer is needful.

It is ninety-seven miles due East from the situation assigned to Dampier's Rocks.

The funds assigned some years before for the support of the civil list had fallen short of the estimate.

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  • American English : assign / əˈsaɪn /
  • Brazilian Portuguese : delegar
  • Chinese : 布置 任务
  • European Spanish : asignar
  • 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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Synonyms for assigned as·signed, this thesaurus page includes all potential synonyms, words with the same meaning and similar terms for the word assigned ., princeton's wordnet rate this antonym: 3.0 / 2 votes.

assigned adjective

appointed to a post or duty

"assigned personnel"; "assigned duties"

Antonyms: unassigned

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List of paraphrases for "assigned":

allocated , attributed , mapped , entrusted , allotted , affected , awarded , earmarked , designated , assign , ascribed , classified , appointed , ceded , posted , attached , given , accorded , allocate , granted , transferred , minister-designate , seconded , mandated

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Austin Police Department :

The lack of cadet classes at APD over the last couple of years has contributed to an officer staffing shortage, in order to prioritize the Department’s ability to respond to 911 phone calls and keep the community safe, APD has had to reallocate some personnel from our support units back to patrol. The Sex Offender Apprehension and Registration Unit (SOAR) is one of the units affected by these staffing challenges and lost 3 officers who were re-assigned to patrol in the process. These officers’ duties and tasks while assigned to SOAR were to perform sex offender compliance checks, and to track down and arrest those with outstanding warrants. With the absence of these officers in the SOAR unit to assist with these tasks, the unit has limited capacity to perform these functions. There are currently 1 sergeant, 3 detectives, 1 full time civilian, and 2 part time civilians who now work in this unit.

Kahlil Gibran :

When you work you fulfil a part of earth's furthest dream, assigned to you when that dream was born. And in keeping yourself with labour you are in truth loving life, And to love life through labour is to be intimate with life's inmost secret.

Henrik Ibsen :

Different people have different duties assigned to them by Nature Nature has given one the power or the desire to do this, and the other that. Each bird must sing with his own throat.

Tom Majercak :

Im holding [ Ellen DeGeneres, Ellen DeGeneres mother and de Rossis ] hands and walking them through individuals and large groups of people. Ellen is the one person that Ive been assigned to -- and Ive been assigned to quite a few celebrities -- that has never taken the time to say hi to me.

Richard Milhous Nixon :

Under the doctrine of separation of powers, the manner in which the president personally exercises his assigned executive powers is not subject to questioning by another branch of government.

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Translations for assigned, from our multilingual translation dictionary.

  • تعيين Arabic
  • tildelt Danish
  • ανατεθεί Greek
  • asignado Spanish
  • सौंपा Hindi
  • 割り当てられた Japanese
  • ನಿಯೋಜಿಸಲಾಗಿದೆ Kannada
  • ஒதுக்கப்படும் Tamil
  • కేటాయించబడింది Telugu
  • ที่ได้รับมอบหมาย Thai

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  • appointed participle, chosen
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  • designate select and give a responsibility, set apart for a reason
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  • impute select and give a responsibility
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  • reserved property, occupied
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The facilities can look like luxury apartments or modest group homes, and can vary in pricing structures. Here’s a guide.

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Florence Reiners uses a rolling walker in the hallway of an assisted living facility with white walls and three framed pictures on one side. The floor has blue striped carpeting and the doors are brown wood.

By Jordan Rau

Are you confused about what an assisted-living facility is, and how it differs from a nursing home? And what you can expect to pay? Here’s a guide to this type of housing for older people.

What is assisted living?

Assisted-living facilities occupy the middle ground of housing for people who can no longer live independently but don’t need the full-time medical supervision provided at a nursing home. They might be right for those who have trouble moving about, bathing, eating or dressing, or who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia.

Assisted-living facilities can look like luxury apartments or modest group homes, but they are staffed with aides who can help residents take a shower, get out of bed, get to the dining room, take medications, or help with other daily tasks and needs. Meals, activities and housekeeping are usually provided. Some facilities have trained nurses on-site, but in many states the facilities are not required to have them at the ready, or at all. Popular buildings — or specialized units within them, such as ones for dementia — have waiting lists.

“The key is to start early,” said Eilon Caspi, an assistant research professor at the University of Connecticut. “You don’t want to wait for the crisis and then have 24 hours to make a decision.”

How can I know how much assisted living will cost me?

The monthly costs to live in a facility generally range from $3,000 to $12,000 or more. Charges are frequently broken into two components: rent and a care plan. Rents are set similarly to the way landlords establish them for apartments, with larger units in more expensive regions having higher rents and rent concessions more likely when many units are unoccupied.

The costs of care plans are based on how much assistance the facility thinks residents will need, at least when they first move in. Most of them assign residents a “level” or “tier” based on the extent of their needs, but some will itemize charges for specific services. It’s like the difference between a prix fixe and an à la carte menu (except you don’t get to choose which approach you prefer within each facility). Assisted-living units or facilities devoted to dementia residents are more likely to set one comprehensive price, though many have tiers.

Make sure the facility’s assessment reflects what the resident will need, or it might increase the price if it is providing more assistance than expected. Check if meals are priced separately.

What charges may catch me by surprise?

Facilities often have nonrecurring initial charges, like move-in fees or “community fees.” You should ask whether there are extra charges for things residents might need or use, like nurse visits, cable television or other kinds of assistance: Such charges can pile up quickly if they’re not detailed as included in the care plan. Some places even charge more if you get medications from a pharmacy other than the one they have a business relationship with.

It’s worth checking a few months after moving in to see if the care plan is more than the resident needs. If so, ask for the price to be lowered to remove services that aren’t being used.

Is it better to go with a facility that charges a set monthly amount or one that bills for each service?

If you want predictability in your monthly bill, you’re safer with a facility that is all-inclusive or that charges by tiers or bundled services. That’s also true if you need assistance with many things. If you don’t need a lot of help, à la carte may be better. Some facilities have an independent living wing or a program with à la carte pricing, which may be best for those who need only sporadic assistance. If you need more help as time goes on, you can transition to the assisted-living section or program and get a care bundle.

What happens when a resident ages and becomes frailer?

Care plans for those needing the most assistance can be double or triple the cost of those for the most independent residents. Ask the facility to explain what causes price increases. Be honest with yourself, and the facility, about what you can afford when the bill rises, because it’s going to. “You’ve got to understand your future is coming,” said Karen Van Dyke, a certified senior adviser in San Diego who helps families find the right facility for them.

Also make sure you understand the maximum level of care the place can provide. If you require more, the home may make you move out. For instance, some places will care for people who have occasional lapses of memory or disorientation but not those whose dementia causes delusions, agitation or aggression. There are fewer legal protections against evictions in assisted-living facilities than in nursing homes. Be realistic about what you need: No one wants to move into a nursing home, but it’s dangerous for residents to stay in an assisted-living facility that can’t take care of them.

What happens if I run out of money?

You may have to leave. Most assisted-living facilities are for-profit, and they have no legal obligation to keep the indigent. About one in five facilities accepts Medicaid to help pay for the cost of providing care, but Medicaid doesn’t cover rent at assisted-living facilities, so even then you may be forced out. Some states or counties will help cover the cost of housing if you have no savings and little retirement income, so it’s worth finding out if that’s available. (Call your local Area Agency on Aging for assistance.) Some facility owners will accept lower fees for longtime residents, but they are the exception.

How can I find out how good a facility is?

While it’s easy to get wowed by fancy dining options, sparkly chandeliers and other building amenities, none of those are markers of quality care. If you’re considering multiple facilities, ask about the ratio of residents to aides — on nights and weekends as well as days — and whether there are licensed nurses in the building, and when they are there.

The person running the facility is often known as the administrator or director. Ask about how often this position has turned over. If a facility has churned through several administrators in a few years, that’s a troubling sign about the quality of its management and owners.

Which are better — nonprofit or for-profit assisted-living facilities?

Researchers have found that for-profit facilities in Minnesota and Florida are more likely to be cited for violating state health regulations, but there’s not solid evidence nationwide. There are good and bad facilities of both ownership types: A small for-profit residence with an engaged owner on site may provide better care than a mediocre nonprofit. Be aware that nonprofits generally aren’t less expensive than for-profits: While they don’t have to provide returns to investors, they do run like a business and need to earn more than they spend each month for capital improvements and to avoid cash flow problems. Nonprofits often use the same pricing methods as for-profits, and many charge more.

What should I look for during a tour?

Kristine Sundberg, executive director of Elder Voice Advocates in Minnesota, a coalition of family members, tells people to watch how residents engage with a facility’s workers. “Are they active and busy with things, or are they slouched over in a chair, being ignored?” she said. You might aim to visit on weekends, when staffing is often lightest. Ask the facility if it will let families put cameras in residents’ rooms so you can keep tabs on them remotely.

Who can help me?

Along with consumer groups like Ms. Sundberg’s, some of the most knowledgeable independent experts are long-term care ombudsmen , who are federally funded advocates for residents of nursing homes and other facilities for older people. Every state has such a program with advocates assigned to particular regions. An Area Agency on Aging is another source. These agencies are local government or nonprofit organizations that each state designates to help older people. They can help you understand your financial options and find facilities. You can locate your agency via https://eldercare.acl.gov/Public/Index.aspx .

If you want to check out a facility’s history of infractions, find the state agency that licenses assisted-living facilities. In some states, it’s part of the health department, while others assign this job to their human service or social service agency. A report is written up after a facility is inspected. Licensing agencies may publish inspection reports on their websites, although they aren’t always easy to find. It’s a red flag if a facility is repeatedly cited for the same problem.

Jordan Rau is a senior reporter with KFF Health News, part of the organization formerly known as the Kaiser Family Foundation.

Synonyms of assigns

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Thesaurus Definition of assigns

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  • commissions
  • distributes
  • administers
  • contributes
  • shares (out)
  • parcels (out)
  • metes (out)
  • redistributes
  • reallocates
  • reapportions

Antonyms & Near Antonyms

  • deprives (of)
  • appropriates
  • confiscates
  • relinquishes
  • disposes of
  • passes (down)
  • expropriates
  • constitutes
  • inaugurates
  • consecrates
  • singles (out)

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    /əˈsaɪn/ /əˈsaɪn/ IPA guide Other forms: assigned; assigns; assigning 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.

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    Explore 'assign' in the dictionary assign 1 (verb) in the sense of give Definition to give a task or duty (to someone) Later in the year, she'll assign them research papers. Synonyms give set grant allocate give out consign allot apportion See examples for synonyms 2 (verb) in the sense of allocate Definition

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