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Noun: assigning  u'sI-ning
  1. The act of distributing something to designated places or persons
    "the first task is the assigning of an address to each datum";
    - assignment
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

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

Encyclopedia: Assign