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assign

as·sign

assign

 
 
pronunciation:
saIn
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part of speech: verb
inflections: assigned, assigning, assigns.
definition 1: to choose someone to do a particular thing.
His boss assigned him to work the night shift.
synonyms:
appoint, designate
similar words:
charge, choose, name, nominate, pick, select
definition 2: to give a particular thing for someone to do.
The teacher assigned homework.
similar words:
give
Word Builder: assign +
  • assignment:
    a piece of work that has been assigned.