Associations to the word «Assign»

Wiktionary

ASSIGN, verb. (transitive) To designate or set apart something for some purpose.
ASSIGN, verb. (transitive) To appoint or select someone for some office.
ASSIGN, verb. (transitive) To allot or give something as a task.
ASSIGN, verb. (transitive) To attribute or sort something into categories.
ASSIGN, verb. (transitive) (legal) To transfer property, a legal right, etc., from one person to another.
ASSIGN, verb. (transitive) (computing) (programming) To give (a value) to a variable.
ASSIGN, noun. An assignee.
ASSIGN, noun. (obsolete) A thing relating or belonging to something else; an appurtenance.

Dictionary definition

ASSIGN, verb. Give an assignment to (a person) to a post, or assign a task to (a person).
ASSIGN, verb. Give out; "We were assigned new uniforms".
ASSIGN, verb. Attribute or credit to; "We attributed this quotation to Shakespeare"; "People impute great cleverness to cats".
ASSIGN, verb. Select something or someone for a specific purpose; "The teacher assigned him to lead his classmates in the exercise".
ASSIGN, verb. 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".
ASSIGN, verb. Make undue claims to having.
ASSIGN, verb. Transfer one's right to.
ASSIGN, verb. Decide as to where something belongs in a scheme; "The biologist assigned the mushroom to the proper class".

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