Definitions for assign

Definitions for (verb) assign

Main entry: assign, set apart, specify

Definition: select something or someone for a specific purpose

Usage: The teacher assigned him to lead his classmates in the exercise

Main entry: impute, ascribe, assign, attribute

Definition: attribute or credit to

Usage: We attributed this quotation to Shakespeare; People impute great cleverness to cats

Main entry: assign, attribute

Definition: decide as to where something belongs in a scheme

Usage: The biologist assigned the mushroom to the proper class

Main entry: put, assign

Definition: attribute or give

Usage: 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

Main entry: assign

Definition: transfer one's right to

Main entry: assign, allot, portion

Definition: give out

Usage: We were assigned new uniforms

Main entry: arrogate, assign

Definition: make undue claims to having

Main entry: delegate, depute, designate, assign

Definition: give an assignment to (a person) to a post, or assign a task to (a person)

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