Consign definition

kən-sīn
To give over to the care or custody of another.
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To hand over; give up or deliver.

Consigned to jail.

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To send or deliver, as goods to be sold.
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(obs.) To agree or submit.
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To consign is defined as to hand over to someone else or to put in an undesirable place.

An example of to consign is to give legal rights of a child to someone else.

An example of to consign is to send someone to prison.

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To put in or assign to an unfavorable place, position, or condition.
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To set apart, as for a special use or purpose; assign.
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To submit; consent.
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To put in the care of another; entrust.

Consign the orphan to her uncle's care.

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To assign to an undesirable position or place; relegate.

Consigned to oblivion.

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(business) To transfer to the custody of, usually for sale, transport, or safekeeping.
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To entrust to the care of another.
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To send to a final destination.

To consign the body to the grave.

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To assign; to devote; to set apart.
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To stamp or impress; to affect.
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To deliver (merchandise, for example) for custody or sale.
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Origin of consign

  • Middle English consignen to certify by seal from Old French consigner from Latin cōnsignāre com- intensive pref. com– signāre to mark (from signum mark sekw-1 in Indo-European roots)

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

  • From Middle French consigner

    From Wiktionary