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Verb: assign  u'sIn
  1. Allocate a task to a person
    - delegate, designate, depute
  2. Give out
    "We were assigned new uniforms";
    - allot, portion
  3. Associate ownership or authorship with
    "People assign great cleverness to cats";
    - impute, ascribe, attribute
  4. Select something or someone for a specific purpose
    "The teacher assigned him to lead his classmates in the exercise";
    - specify, set apart
  5. Attribute or give
    - put
  6. Make undue claims to having
    - arrogate
  7. Transfer one's right to
  8. Decide as to where something belongs in a scheme
    "The biologist assigned the mushroom to the proper class";
    - attribute
Noun: assign  u'sIn
  1. (law) the party to whom something is assigned (e.g., someone to whom a right or property is legally transferred)
    - assignee

Derived forms: assigned, assigning, assigns

Type of: administer, allot, apply, appoint, arrogate, charge, choose, claim, deal, deal out, dish out, dispense, distribute, dole, dole out, employ, evaluate, judge, lay claim, lot, mete, mete out, parcel out, party, pass judgment, pick out, receiver, recipient, select, take, transfer, use, utilise [Brit], utilize

Encyclopedia: Assign