Assign - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |əˈsaɪn|  American pronunciation of the word assign
Brit.  |əˈsaɪn|  British pronunciation of the word assign


- give an assignment to (a person) to a post, or assign a task to (a person) (syn: delegate, depute, designate)
- give out (syn: allot, portion)
We were assigned new uniforms
- attribute or credit to (syn: ascribe, attribute, impute)
- select something or someone for a specific purpose (syn: set apart, specify)
The teacher assigned him to lead his classmates in the exercise
- attribute or give (syn: put)
- make undue claims to having (syn: arrogate)
- transfer one's right to
- decide as to where something belongs in a scheme (syn: attribute)
The biologist assigned the mushroom to the proper class

Extra examples

The teacher assigned us 50 math problems for homework!

She was assigned to the embassy in India.

The new teacher was assigned to the science laboratory.

The plane landed at its assigned gate.

I cannot assign the day yet.

I was assigned my place on a cushion on the floor.

They assigned us a very difficult mission.

An experienced detective was assigned to the case.

We were assigned to prepare a meal.

The most laborious services were assigned to the female.

He assigned them to light duty.

He assigned me two clerks.

Headquarters assigned the soldiers to a different unit.

This song is sometimes assigned to Schubert.

The accedent has been assigned to a faultry part in the engine.

Word forms

I/you/we/they: assign
he/she/it: assigns
present participle: assigning
past tense: assigned
past participle: assigned
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