verb (used with object)
to give or allocate; allot:
to assign rooms at a hotel.
to give out or announce as a task:
to assign homework.
to appoint, as to a post or duty:
to assign one to guard duty.
to designate; name; specify:
to assign a day for a meeting.
to ascribe; attribute; bring forward:
to assign a cause.
Law. to transfer:
to assign a contract.
Military. to place permanently on duty with a unit or under a commander.
verb (used without object)
Law. to transfer property, especially in trust or for the benefit of creditors.
Usually, assigns. Law. a person to whom the property or interest of another is or may be transferred; :
my heirs and assigns.
verb (mainly transitive)
to select for and appoint to a post, etc: to assign an expert to the job
to give out or allot (a task, problem, etc): to assign advertising to an expert
to set apart (a place, person, time, etc) for a particular function or event: to assign a day for the meeting
to attribute to a specified cause, origin, or source; ascribe: to assign a stone cross to the Vikings
to transfer (one’s right, interest, or title to property) to someone else
(also intransitive) (law) (formerly) to transfer (property) to trustees so that it may be used for the benefit of creditors
(military) to allocate (men or materials) on a permanent basis Compare attach (sense 6)
(computing) to place (a value corresponding to a variable) in a memory location
(law) a person to whom property is assigned; assignee
c.1300, from Old French assiginer (13c.) “assign, set (a date, etc.); appoint legally; allot,” from Latin assignare “to mark out, to allot by sign, assign, award,” from ad- “to” (see ad-) + signare “make a sign,” from signum “mark” (see sign). Main original use was in English law, in transferences of personal property. General meaning “to fix, settle, determine, appoint” is from c.1300. Related: Assigned; assigning.
[uh-sahyn] /əˈsaɪn/ verb (used with object) 1. to give or allocate; allot: to assign rooms at a hotel. 2. to give out or announce as a task: to assign homework. 3. to appoint, as to a post or duty: to assign one to guard duty. 4. to designate; name; specify: to assign a day for […]
[as-ig-ney-shuh n] /ˌæs ɪgˈneɪ ʃən/ noun 1. an appointment for a meeting, especially a lover’s secret rendezvous. 2. the act of ; . /ˌæsɪɡˈneɪʃən/ noun 1. a secret or forbidden arrangement to meet, esp one between lovers 2. the act of assigning; assignment 3. (law, mainly Scot) another word for assignment n. early 14c., “appointment […]
[uh-sahyn-muh nt] /əˈsaɪn mənt/ noun 1. something assigned, as a particular task or duty: She completed the assignment and went on to other jobs. 2. a position of responsibility, post of duty, or the like, to which one is appointed: He left for his assignment in the Middle East. 3. an act of assigning; appointment. […]
[verb uh-sim-uh-leyt; noun uh-sim-uh-lit, -leyt] /verb əˈsɪm əˌleɪt; noun əˈsɪm ə lɪt, -ˌleɪt/ verb (used with object), assimilated, assimilating. 1. to take in and incorporate as one’s own; absorb: He assimilated many new experiences on his European trip. 2. to bring into conformity with the customs, attitudes, etc., of a group, nation, or the like; […]