What is the meaning of assign?


  • Give an assignment to (a person) to a post, or assign a task to (a person.
  • Give out.
    • usage: "We were assigned new uniforms"
  • Attribute or credit to.
    • usage: "We attributed this quotation to Shakespeare"; "People impute great cleverness to cats"
  • Select something or someone for a specific purpose.
    • usage: "The teacher assigned him to lead his classmates in the exercise"
  • 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"
  • Make undue claims to having.
  • Transfer one's right to.
  • Decide as to where something belongs in a scheme.
    • usage: "The biologist assigned the mushroom to the proper class"
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APAWordNet. (2010). assign. Retrieved April 20, 2019, from http://smartdefine.org/assign/definitions/1258068
ChicagoWordNet. 2010. "assign" http://smartdefine.org/assign/definitions/1258068 (accessed April 20, 2019).
HarvardWordNet 2010, assign, Smart Define, viewed 20 April, 2019, <http://smartdefine.org/assign/definitions/1258068>.
MLAWordNet. "assign" 23 October 2010. Web. 20 April 2019. <http://smartdefine.org/assign/definitions/1258068>
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