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con·sign

 (kən-sīn′)
v. con·signed, con·sign·ing, con·signs
v.tr.
1. To give over to the care or custody of another.
2.
a. To put in or assign to an unfavorable place, position, or condition: "Their desponding imaginations had long since consigned him to a watery grave" (William Hickling Prescott).
b. To set apart, as for a special use or purpose; assign: "South American savannas [that are] now consigned to grazing" (Eric Scigliano).
3. To deliver (merchandise, for example) for custody or sale.
v.intr. Obsolete
To submit; consent.

[Middle English consignen, to certify by seal, from Old French consigner, from Latin cōnsignāre : com-, intensive pref.; see com- + signāre, to mark (from signum, mark; see sekw-1 in the Appendix of Indo-European roots).]

con·sign′a·ble adj.
con′sig·na′tion (kŏn′sī-nā′shən, -sĭg-) n.
con·sig′nor, con·sign′er n.

consign

(kənˈsaɪn)
vb (mainly tr)
1. to hand over or give into the care or charge of another; entrust
2. to commit irrevocably: he consigned the papers to the flames.
3. to commit for admittance: to consign someone to jail.
4. (Commerce) to address or deliver (goods) for sale, disposal, etc: it was consigned to his London address.
5. (intr) obsolete to assent; agree
[C15: from Old French consigner, from Latin consignāre to put one's seal to, sign, from signum mark, sign]
conˈsignable adj
ˌconsignˈation n

con•sign

(kənˈsaɪn)

v.t.
1. to hand over or deliver; assign.
2. to transfer to another's custody or charge; entrust.
3. to banish or set apart; relegate: to consign unpleasant thoughts to oblivion.
4. to address or ship, esp. for the purpose of being sold.
v.i.
5. Obs. to yield or submit.
[1400–50; < Middle French consigner < Latin consignāre to mark with a seal. See con-, sign]
con•sign′a•ble, adj.
con•sig•na•tion (ˌkɒn sɪgˈneɪ ʃən) n.

consign


Past participle: consigned
Gerund: consigning

Imperative
consign
consign
Present
I consign
you consign
he/she/it consigns
we consign
you consign
they consign
Preterite
I consigned
you consigned
he/she/it consigned
we consigned
you consigned
they consigned
Present Continuous
I am consigning
you are consigning
he/she/it is consigning
we are consigning
you are consigning
they are consigning
Present Perfect
I have consigned
you have consigned
he/she/it has consigned
we have consigned
you have consigned
they have consigned
Past Continuous
I was consigning
you were consigning
he/she/it was consigning
we were consigning
you were consigning
they were consigning
Past Perfect
I had consigned
you had consigned
he/she/it had consigned
we had consigned
you had consigned
they had consigned
Future
I will consign
you will consign
he/she/it will consign
we will consign
you will consign
they will consign
Future Perfect
I will have consigned
you will have consigned
he/she/it will have consigned
we will have consigned
you will have consigned
they will have consigned
Future Continuous
I will be consigning
you will be consigning
he/she/it will be consigning
we will be consigning
you will be consigning
they will be consigning
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been consigning
you have been consigning
he/she/it has been consigning
we have been consigning
you have been consigning
they have been consigning
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been consigning
you will have been consigning
he/she/it will have been consigning
we will have been consigning
you will have been consigning
they will have been consigning
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been consigning
you had been consigning
he/she/it had been consigning
we had been consigning
you had been consigning
they had been consigning
Conditional
I would consign
you would consign
he/she/it would consign
we would consign
you would consign
they would consign
Past Conditional
I would have consigned
you would have consigned
he/she/it would have consigned
we would have consigned
you would have consigned
they would have consigned
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.consign - commit forever; commit irrevocably
abandon - forsake, leave behind; "We abandoned the old car in the empty parking lot"
2.consign - give over to another for care or safekeeping; "consign your baggage"
pledge - give as a guarantee; "I pledge my honor"
hock, pawn, soak - leave as a guarantee in return for money; "pawn your grandfather's gold watch"
check - hand over something to somebody as for temporary safekeeping; "Check your coat at the door"
check - consign for shipment on a vehicle; "check your luggage before boarding"
entrust, intrust, confide, commit, trust - confer a trust upon; "The messenger was entrusted with the general's secret"; "I commit my soul to God"
3.consign - send to an address
deliver - bring to a destination, make a delivery; "our local super market delivers"

consign

verb
1. put away, commit, deposit, relegate For decades, many of his works were consigned to the basements of museums.
2. deliver, ship, transfer, transmit, convey He had managed to obtain arms in France and have them safely consigned to America.

consign

verb
1. To put in the charge of another for care, use, or performance:
Idiom: give in trust.
2. To place officially in confinement:
Informal: send up.
3. To cause (something) to be conveyed to a destination:
Translations
يَعْهَد
svěřitvydatzaslat
overdrageoverlade
senda; fela á hendur
nugabentipasiųstisiųsti
atdotnodotnosūtīt

consign

[kənˈsaɪn] VT
1. (Comm) (= send) → enviar, consignar
2. (frm) (= commit, entrust) → confiar
to consign to oblivionsepultar en el olvido

consign

vt
(Comm: = send) → versenden, verschicken; (= address)adressieren (→ to an +acc); the goods are consigned to …die Waren sind für … bestimmt
(= commit)übergeben (→ to +dat); (= entrust also)anvertrauen; it was consigned to the rubbish heapes landete auf dem Abfallhaufen; to consign a child to somebody’s careein Kind in jds Obhut (acc)geben

consign

[kənˈsaɪn] vt
a. to consign sb/sth (to) (frm) (banish) → relegare qn/qc (in); (commit, entrust) → affidare qn/qc (a)
b. (Comm) (send) → consegnare, spedire

consign

(kənˈsain) verb
to put into or deliver to; to transfer. The little boy was consigned to his grandmother's care.
conˈsignment noun
a load (of goods). the latest consignment of books.
References in classic literature ?
Was it a little matter--a trifle to be prepared for in a single moment, and to be rested from in another moment, --that he must now, after thirty years, encounter a kinsman risen from a living tomb, and wrench a secret from him, or else consign him to a living tomb again?
He loved deeply, he was hated; he adored, he was scorned; he wooed a wild beast, he pleaded with marble, he pursued the wind, he cried to the wilderness, he served ingratitude, and for reward was made the prey of death in the mid-course of life, cut short by a shepherdess whom he sought to immortalise in the memory of man, as these papers which you see could fully prove, had he not commanded me to consign them to the fire after having consigned his body to the earth.
If I sought to enter by the house, my own servants would consign me to the gallows.
Yes, sir; it is this: It is possible that certain events, unforeseen, may oblige me to consign you to your cabins for some hours or some days, as the case may be.
It was, moreover, such a promising thing for her younger daughters, as Jane's marrying so greatly must throw them in the way of other rich men; and lastly, it was so pleasant at her time of life to be able to consign her single daughters to the care of their sister, that she might not be obliged to go into company more than she liked.
His own mission, to her sense, apparently, was to consign her to the hands of Mr.
That may be, Joe; but we must consign the story to the domain of fable, like the dogs' heads which the traveller, Brun-Rollet, attributed to other tribes.
He was unconvinced, and in his mind had sprung the determination to prove the correctness of his theory, for he had discovered the key which alone could unlock the mystery, or consign it forever to the realms of the unfathomable.
He must now consign the patient to her care; and he proceeded to repeat to her Lydgate's directions as to the quantity of each dose.
The sailors heard the shots with certain conviction that they announced the coming of their employer, and as they had no relish for the plan that would consign them to the deck of a drifting derelict, they whispered together a hurried plan to overcome the young woman and hail Rokoff and their companions to their rescue.
If He wills otherwise, then this manuscript which I shall now consign to the inscrutable forces of the sea shall fall into friendly hands.
You are to consider that no explanation is required, and you are to consign the whole matter to oblivion from this time forth.