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Definition of "assign" []

  • To set apart for a particular purpose; designate: assigned a day for the inspection. (verb-transitive)
  • To select for a duty or office; appoint: firefighters assigned to the city's industrial park. (verb-transitive)
  • To give out as a task; allot: assigned homework to the class. (verb-transitive)
  • To ascribe; attribute: sorted the rocks by assigning them to different categories. See Synonyms at attribute. (verb-transitive)
  • Law To transfer (property, rights, or interests) from one to another. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "assign" in a sentence
  • "The assign is a ultimate in a legal conflict in between New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg as well as fume shops upon a Poospatuck Indian Reservation over a sale of millions of dollars in untaxed cigarettes."
  • "But we had been all over which sanatorium any day for years during a time, as good as for dual years had been a Physician in assign of a Emergency Room, myself."
  • "In the absence of a candidate for a designer (and even Behe admits that design requires a designer) then the only probability I can be assign is zero."