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assign

as·sign

assign

 
pronunciation:
saIn
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb, noun
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: assigned, assigning, assigns.
definition 1: to set apart for a particular use or for use by a particular person.
I'm assigning this closet for winter clothes only.The gym teacher assigned us each a locker.
synonyms:
allocate, allot, appropriate
similar words:
apportion, attach, consign, devote, distribute, relegate
definition 2: to appoint or choose, as for a duty.
She assigned her son to watch the baby while she took a shower.
synonyms:
appoint, designate
similar words:
activate, authorize, charge, choose, delegate, depute, empower, name, nominate, pick, post, select, set
definition 3: to give as a task.
The teacher assigned a lot of homework over the weekend.
synonyms:
allocate, allot, set
similar words:
give, task
definition 4: to set precisely.
With law, we assign limits to our behavior.
synonyms:
set
similar words:
determine
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to legally transfer interest, property, or rights.
 
part of speech: noun
definition: in law, a person to whom some property, interest, or right has been transferred.
synonyms:
assignee
similar words:
guardian, heir
Word Builder: assign +
  • assignment:
    a piece of work that has been assigned.