Definition and Meanings for assign

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Assign is ranked 2,627 in the ranking of most used words in English

Part of Speech of assign

transitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun, intransitive verb, noun, verb

Etymology of assign

oe. assignen, asignen, f. assigner, fr. l. assignare; ad + signare to mark, mark out, designate, signum mark, sign. see sign from assign, v.pos see assignee

Meaning of assign


as transitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun

  • to appoint; to allot; to apportion; to make over.
  • to fix, specify, select, or designate; to point out authoritatively or exactly; as, to assign a limit; to assign counsel for a prisoner; to assign a day for trial.
  • to transfer, or make over to another, esp. to transfer to, and vest in, certain persons, called assignees, for the benefit of creditors.

as intransitive verb

  • to transfer or pass over property to another, whether for the benefit of the assignee or of the assignor's creditors, or in furtherance of some trust.

as noun, verb

  • a thing pertaining or belonging to something else; an appurtenance.

as noun

  • a person to whom property or an interest is transferred; as, a deed to a man and his heirs and assigns.
  • No antonyms for assign

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