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Definitions of assign

  1. give out; "We were assigned new uniforms" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. make undue claims to having Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. attribute or credit to; "We attributed this quotation to Shakespeare"; "People impute great cleverness to cats" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. give an assignment to (a person) to a post, or assign a task to (a person) Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. select something or someone for a specific purpose; "The teacher assigned him to lead his classmates in the exercise" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. decide as to where something belongs in a scheme; "The biologist assigned the mushroom to the proper class" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. put something on or into (abstractly) assign; ; "She put much emphasis on her the last statement"; "He put all his efforts into this job"; "The teacher put an interesting twist to the interpretation of the story" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. transfer one's right to Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. attribute or give; "She put too much emphasis on her the last statement"; "He put all his efforts into this job"; "The teacher put an interesting twist to the interpretation of the story" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  10. give out or allot; "We were assigned new uniforms" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  11. To appoint; to allot; to apportion; to make over. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. A thing pertaining or belonging to something else; an appurtenance. Webster Dictionary DB
  15. A person to whom property or an interest is transferred; as, a deed to a man and his heirs and assigns. Webster Dictionary DB
  16. 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
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  19. 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.
  20. One to whom any property or right is made over. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  21. One to whom any right or property is assigned. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  22. To mark out; allot; appoint; allege; transfer. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  23. To set apart; designate; appoint; allot; attribute. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  24. 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.
  25. 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.
  26. 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.
  27. 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.
  28. To point out; to allot to; to transfer. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  29. A person to whom property is transferred. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  30. When a receiver and giver have the same rights and responsibilities. thelawdictionary.org
  31. as-s[=i]n', v.t. to sign or mark out to one: to allot: to appoint: to allege: to transfer: to ascribe or refer to: to suggest: to fix, as a time: to point out exactly.--n. one to whom any property or right is made over: (pl.) appendages (Shak.).--adj. ASSIGN'ABLE, that may be assigned.--ns. ASSIGN[=A]'TION, an appointment to meet, used chiefly of love-trysts, and mostly in a bad sense: (Scots law) the making over of any right to another, equivalent to ASSIGNMENT; ASSIGNEE (as-sin-[=e]'), one to whom any right or property is assigned: (pl.) the trustees of a sequestrated estate; ASSIGN'MENT, act of assigning: anything assigned: the writing by which a transfer is made: (Spens.) design. [Fr.--L. assign[=a]re, to mark out--ad, to, signum, a mark or sign.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  32. Allot as a share (to); make over (esp. personal property, to); appoint (place &c. to); fix, specify; ascribe, refer, (event to date); ascribe (reason to, for, thing). Hence assignable a., assignor n. [old French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  33. One to whom property, right, is legally transferred. [Middle English] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  34. n. A person to whom property or an interest is transferred. Cabinet Dictionary

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