To assign is defined as to empower or distribute a job or responsibility.(verb)
In law an assign is defined as an individual that may receive the transfer of assets from someone else.(noun)
An example of an assign is a child who inherits his father's house after his death.
See assign in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME assignen < OFr assigner < L assignare, mark out, allot < ad-, to + signare, sign
See assign in American Heritage Dictionary 4
transitive verb as·signed, as·sign·ing, as·signs
Origin: Middle English assignen
Origin: , from Old French assigner
Origin: , from Latin assignāre
Origin: : ad-, ad-
Origin: + signāre, to mark (from signum, sign; see sekw-1 in Indo-European roots).
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