Consign Definition

consigned, consigning, consigns
consigned, consigning, consigns
To hand over; give up or deliver.
Consigned to jail.
Webster's New World
To put in the care of another; entrust.
Consign the orphan to her uncle's care.
Webster's New World
To assign to an undesirable position or place; relegate.
Consigned to oblivion.
Webster's New World
To agree or submit.
Webster's New World
To set apart, as for a special use or purpose; assign.
American Heritage

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

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