Assign Definition

ə-sīn
assigned, assigning, assigns
verb
assigned, assigning, assigns
To select for a duty or office; appoint.
Firefighters assigned to the city's industrial park.
American Heritage
To set apart or mark for a specific purpose; designate.
Assign a day for the meeting.
Webster's New World
To transfer property, etc. to another.
Webster's New World
To set apart for a particular purpose or place in a particular category; designate.
Assigned the new species to an existing genus.
American Heritage
To place at some task or duty; appoint.
I was assigned to watch the road.
Webster's New World
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noun
assigns
An assignee.
Webster's New World
In law an assign is defined as an individual that may receive the transfer of assets from someone else.
An example of an assign is a child who inherits his father's house after his death.
YourDictionary
Wiktionary
other
To transfer ownership from one party to another by signing a contract. The assignor gives up ownership and the assignee becomes the owner.
Webster's New World Finance

Other Word Forms of Assign

Noun

Singular:
assign
Plural:
assigns

Origin of Assign

  • Middle English assignen from Old French assigner from Latin assignāre ad- ad- signāre to mark (from signum sign sekw-1 in Indo-European roots)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Old French assigner

    From Wiktionary

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