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Definitions of assign

  1. To set apart; designate; appoint; allot; attribute. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  2. To make over, as property, to an assignee; make an assignment. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  3. To appoint; to allot; to apportion; to make over. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. To fix, specify, select, or designate; to point out authoritatively or exactly; as, to assign a limit; to assign counsel for a prisoner; to assign a day for trial. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. To transfer, or make over to another, esp. to transfer to, and vest in, certain persons, called assignees, for the benefit of creditors. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. To allot; to appoint; mark out; apportion; make over; fix; to set apart for a particular purpose; point out exactly; to transfer or make over to another, as for the benefit of creditors. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  7. To sign or mark out to one: to allot: to appoint: to allege: to transfer. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  8. To transfer or pass over property to another, whether for the benefit of the assignee or of the assignor's creditors, or in furtherance of some trust. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. give out; "We were assigned new uniforms" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. make undue claims to having Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  11. attribute or credit to; "We attributed this quotation to Shakespeare"; "People impute great cleverness to cats" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  12. give an assignment to (a person) to a post, or assign a task to (a person) Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  13. select something or someone for a specific purpose; "The teacher assigned him to lead his classmates in the exercise" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  14. decide as to where something belongs in a scheme; "The biologist assigned the mushroom to the proper class" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  15. transfer one's right to Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  16. give out or allot; "We were assigned new uniforms" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  17. A thing pertaining or belonging to something else; an appurtenance. Webster Dictionary DB
  18. To allot; to apportion; to fix, specify, or designate; to appoint; to transfer; to allege or show in particular; to point out. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  19. To point out; to allot to; to transfer. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  20. A person to whom property or an interest is transferred; as, a deed to a man and his heirs and assigns. Webster Dictionary DB
  21. One to whom property or interest is left or made over by will or deed; as, a deed to a man, his heirs, and assigns. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  22. One to whom any property or right is made over. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  23. One to whom any right or property is assigned. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  24. A person to whom property, rights, or powers are transferred by another. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  25. A person to whom property or an interest is, or may be, transferred; an assignee. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  26. A person to whom property is transferred. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for assign

  1. Some hold these virtues in less estimation, and assign base and contemptible motives to those who indulge in our innocent sport. – The Ascent of the Matterhorn by Edward Whymper
  2. A glance at them would certainly make it impossible for any thoughtful person to assign a rational reason for their refusal- in rags, swarming with vermin, hungry, many of them living on scraps of food, begged or earned in the most haphazard fashion, without sufficient clothing to cover their poor gaunt limbs, most of them without a shirt. – In-Darkest-England-and-the-Way-Out by Booth, William
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