Assign meaning

ə-sīn
To ascribe; attribute.

Assigned blame for the loss to a lack of good defense.

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An assignee.
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To transfer (property, rights, or interests) from one to another.
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To assign is defined as to empower or distribute a job or responsibility.

An example of something you may assign are appointment times.

An example of something you may assign are chores to your children.

An example of something a teacher may assign is the job of line leader.

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To set apart or mark for a specific purpose; designate.

Assign a day for the meeting.

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To place at some task or duty; appoint.

I was assigned to watch the road.

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To give out as a task; allot.

The teacher assigned a new lesson.

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To ascribe; attribute.

Jealousy was assigned as the motive for the crime.

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To transfer (a claim, right, property, etc.) to another.
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To transfer property, etc. to another.
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An assignee.
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To transfer ownership from one party to another by signing a contract. The assignor gives up ownership and the assignee becomes the owner.
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To transfer one’s duty, interest, or right to another, especially regarding property or under a contract, so that the transferee has the same duty, interest, or right as the transferor had. See also assignment and delegate.
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To appoint.
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To designate or set apart something for some purpose.

To assign a day for trial.

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To appoint or select someone for some office.

To assign counsel for a prisoner.

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To allot or give something as a task.
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To attribute or sort something into categories.
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(law) To transfer property, a legal right, etc., from one person to another.
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(computing, programming) To give (a value) to a variable.

We assign 100 to x.

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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.

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To select for a duty or office; appoint.

Firefighters assigned to the city's industrial park.

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To set apart for a particular purpose or place in a particular category; designate.

Assigned the new species to an existing genus.

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To identify.
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To give out as a task; allot.

Assigned homework to the class.

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To match or pair with.

Assign a value to each of the variables.

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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