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Definition of "reassign" [re•as•sign]

  • To assign to a new position, distribution, or function: reassigned the ambassador to a new post; reassigned the job to more experienced workers. (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 "reassign" in a sentence
  • "He had to practically be begged to fire - sorry, to "reassign" - offensive coordinator John Hufnagel near the end of 2006 in an obvious act of self-preservation."
  • "The gods can easily "reassign" them, placing them into the economy which they played a part in destroying, ironically."
  • "His decision to "reassign" pitching coach John Cumberland (who only took over the job three weeks ago when Joe Kerrigan was promoted to manager) may have been the last straw in the fragile Boston clubhouse."