Consign



[kuh n-sahyn] /kənˈsaɪn/

verb (used with object)
1.
to hand over or deliver formally or officially; commit (often followed by to).
2.
to transfer to another’s custody or charge; entrust.
3.
to set apart for or devote to (a special purpose or use):
to consign two afternoons a week to the club.
4.
to banish or set apart in one’s mind; relegate:
to consign unpleasant thoughts to oblivion.
5.
Commerce.

6.
Obsolete. to confirm or ratify, as with a seal or other token.
verb (used without object)
7.
to agree or assent.
8.
Obsolete. to yield or submit.
/kənˈsaɪn/
verb (mainly transitive)
1.
to hand over or give into the care or charge of another; entrust
2.
to commit irrevocably: he consigned the papers to the flames
3.
to commit for admittance: to consign someone to jail
4.
to address or deliver (goods) for sale, disposal, etc: it was consigned to his London address
5.
(intransitive) (obsolete) to assent; agree
v.

early 15c., “to ratify by a sign or seal,” from Middle French consigner (15c.), from Latin consignare “to seal, register,” originally “to mark with a sign,” from com- “together” (see com-) + signare “to sign, mark,” from signum “sign” (see sign (n.)). Commercial sense is from 1650s. Related: Consignee; consignor.

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