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  Definition of assign
  1. select something or someone for a specific purpose; "The teacher assigned him to lead his classmates in the exercise"
  2. attribute or credit to; "We attributed this quotation to Shakespeare"; "People impute great cleverness to cats"
  3. decide as to where something belongs in a scheme; "The biologist assigned the mushroom to the proper class"
  4. 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"
  5. transfer one''s right to
  6. give out or allot; "We were assigned new uniforms"
  7. make undue claims to having
  8. give an assignment to (a person) to a post, or assign a task to (a person)
Similar Words: specify, set apart, impute, ascribe, attribute, put, allot, portion, arrogate, delegate, designate, depute

 

Hyponyms: dedicate, detail, impute, sensualize, carnalize, credit, reattribute, anthropomorphize, anthropomorphise, personify, personate, accredit, blame, charge, project, externalize, externalise, internalize, internalise, interiorize, interiorise, relegate, classify, repose, allow, appropriate, earmark, set aside, reserve, allocate, apportion, mandate, cast, post, devolve, task, place, regiment, transfer, reassign, delegate, depute, promote, upgrade, advance, kick upstairs, raise, elevate, demote, bump, break, kick downstairs

 

Grouped Verbs: impute

 

Derivational Morphology: specification, assignment, attribution, ascription, imputation, assigning, grant, assignee, parcel, portion, share, allotment, apportionment, apportioning, allocation, parceling, parcelling, assignation, arrogator, duty assignment, appointment, designation, naming, deputation, commission, delegation, delegacy, mission, delegating, relegating, relegation, delegate

 

Anagrams: Singan, Sagina

 

 
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