Synonyms for assign

Synonyms for (verb) assign

Synonyms: 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

Similar words: select, choose, take, pick out

Definition: pick out, select, or choose from a number of alternatives

Usage: Take any one of these cards; Choose a good husband for your daughter; She selected a pair of shoes from among the dozen the salesgirl had shown her


Synonyms: impute, ascribe, assign, attribute

Definition: attribute or credit to

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

Similar words: evaluate, judge, pass judgment

Definition: form a critical opinion of

Usage: I cannot judge some works of modern art; How do you evaluate this grant proposal? We shouldn't pass judgment on other people


Synonyms: assign, attribute

Definition: decide as to where something belongs in a scheme

Usage: The biologist assigned the mushroom to the proper class

Similar words: evaluate, judge, pass judgment

Definition: form a critical opinion of

Usage: I cannot judge some works of modern art; How do you evaluate this grant proposal? We shouldn't pass judgment on other people


Synonyms: 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

Similar words: use, utilise, utilize, employ, apply

Definition: put into service; make work or employ for a particular purpose or for its inherent or natural purpose

Usage: use your head!; we only use Spanish at home; I can't use this tool; Apply a magnetic field here; This thinking was applied to many projects; How do you utilize this tool?; I apply this rule to get good results; use the plastic bags to store the food; He doesn't know how to use a computer


Synonyms: assign

Definition: transfer one's right to

Similar words: transfer

Definition: cause to change ownership

Usage: I transferred my stock holdings to my children


Synonyms: assign, allot, portion

Definition: give out

Usage: We were assigned new uniforms

Similar words: distribute, dole out, deal, deal out, dish out, dispense, allot, administer, parcel out, shell out, mete out, lot

Definition: administer or bestow, as in small portions

Usage: administer critical remarks to everyone present; dole out some money; shell out pocket money for the children; deal a blow to someone; the machine dispenses soft drinks


Synonyms: arrogate, assign

Definition: make undue claims to having

Similar words: claim, lay claim, arrogate

Definition: demand as being one's due or property; assert one's right or title to

Usage: He claimed his suitcases at the airline counter; Mr. Smith claims special tax exemptions because he is a foreign resident


Synonyms: delegate, depute, designate, assign

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

Similar words: appoint, charge

Definition: assign a duty, responsibility or obligation to

Usage: He was appointed deputy manager; She was charged with supervising the creation of a concordance