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as·sign

 (ə-sīn′)
tr.v. as·signed, as·sign·ing, as·signs
1. To select for a duty or office; appoint: firefighters assigned to the city's industrial park. See Synonyms at appoint.
2. To set apart for a particular purpose or place in a particular category; designate: assigned the new species to an existing genus. See Synonyms at allocate.
3. To give out as a task; allot: assigned homework to the class.
4. To ascribe; attribute: assigned blame for the loss to a lack of good defense. See Synonyms at attribute.
5. To match or pair with: assign a value to each of the variables.
6. Law To transfer (property, rights, or interests) from one to another.
n. Law
An assignee.

[Middle English assignen, from Old French assigner, from Latin assignāre : ad-, ad- + signāre, to mark (from signum, sign; see sekw- in Indo-European roots).]

as·sign′a·bil′i·ty n.
as·sign′a·ble adj.
as·sign′a·bly adv.
as·sign′er n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.assigning - the act of distributing something to designated places or personsassigning - the act of distributing something to designated places or persons; "the first task is the assignment of an address to each datum"
storage allocation, allocation - (computer science) the assignment of particular areas of a magnetic disk to particular data or instructions
distribution - the act of distributing or spreading or apportioning
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