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Meaning & Definition of Assign in English

English

Assign

/əsaɪn/

verb

1. Give an assignment to (a person) to a post, or assign a task to (a person)

    synonym:
  • delegate
  • ,
  • designate
  • ,
  • depute
  • ,
  • assign

2. Give out

  • "We were assigned new uniforms"
    synonym:
  • assign
  • ,
  • allot
  • ,
  • portion

3. Attribute or credit to

  • "We attributed this quotation to shakespeare"
  • "People impute great cleverness to cats"
    synonym:
  • impute
  • ,
  • ascribe
  • ,
  • assign
  • ,
  • attribute

4. Select something or someone for a specific purpose

  • "The teacher assigned him to lead his classmates in the exercise"
    synonym:
  • assign
  • ,
  • specify
  • ,
  • set apart

5. Attribute or give

  • "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"
    synonym:
  • put
  • ,
  • assign

6. Make undue claims to having

    synonym:
  • arrogate
  • ,
  • assign

7. Transfer one's right to

    synonym:
  • assign

8. Decide as to where something belongs in a scheme

  • "The biologist assigned the mushroom to the proper class"
    synonym:
  • assign
  • ,
  • attribute