HyperDic: assign

English > 8 senses of the word assign:
VERBsocialassign, delegate, designate, deputegive an assignment to (a person) to a post, or assign a task to (a person)
possessionassign, allot, portiongive out
cognitionassign, impute, ascribe, attributeattribute or credit to
cognitionassign, specify, set apartselect something or someone for a specific purpose
consumptionassign, putattribute or give
possessionassign, arrogatemake undue claims to having
possessionassigntransfer one's right to
cognitionassign, attributedecide as to where something belongs in a scheme
assign > pronunciation
Soundsahsay'n
Rhymesaffine ... wine: 145 rhymes with ayn...
English > assign: 8 senses > verb 1, social
MeaningGive an assignment to (a person) to a post, or assign a task to (a person) .
PatternSomebody ----s somebody something; Somebody ----s something to somebody; Somebody ----s somebody PP
ModelThey assign him to write the letter
Synonymsdelegate, designate, depute
Narrowercastselect to play,sing, or dance a part in a play, movie, musical, opera, or ballet
castAssign the roles of (a movie or a play) to actors
delegate, deputetransfer power to someone
demote, bump, relegate, break, kick downstairsAssign to a lower position
devolvePass on or delegate to another
mandateAssign authority to
mandateAssign under a mandate
placeAssign to (a job or a home)
placeplace somebody in a particular situation or location
postAssign to a post
promote, upgrade, advance, kick upstairs, raise, elevateGive a promotion to or assign to a higher position
regimentAssign to a regiment
taskAssign a task to
transfer, reassigntransfer somebody to a different position or location of work
Broaderappoint, chargeAssign a duty, responsibility or obligation to
Spanishasignar, atribuir, delegar, designar
Catalanassignar, delegar, designar
Nounsassignmenta duty that you are assigned to perform (especially in the armed forces)
assignmentthe act of putting a person into a non-elective position
English > assign: 8 senses > verb 2, possession
MeaningGive out.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody something; Somebody ----s something to somebody
ModelThey assign cars to the tourists; They assign the tourists their cars
Example"We were assigned new uniforms"
Synonymsallot, portion
Narrowerallocate, apportionDistribute according to a plan or set apart for a special purpose
allow, appropriate, earmark, set aside, reserveGive or assign a resource to a particular person or cause
Broaderdistribute, administer, mete out, deal, parcel out, lot, dispense, shell out, deal out, dish out, allot, dole outAdminister or bestow, as in small portions
Spanishadjudicar, asignar, destinar, repartir
Catalanadjudicar, assignar, destinar
Nounsassignationthe act of distributing by allotting / allotting or apportioning
English > assign: 8 senses > verb 3, cognition
MeaningAttribute or credit to.
PatternSomebody ----s something to somebody; Somebody ----s something PP
Synonymsimpute, ascribe, attribute
Narroweraccredit, creditascribe an achievement to
anthropomorphize, anthropomorphiseascribe human features to something
blame, chargeAttribute responsibility to
creditGive someone credit for something
imputeAttribute (responsibility or fault) to a cause or source
internalize, internalise, interiorize, interioriseincorporate within oneself
personify, personateAttribute human qualities to something
project, externalize, externaliseregard as objective
reattributeAttribute to another source
sensualize, carnalizeascribe to an origin in sensation
Broaderevaluate, pass judgment, judgeform a critical opinion of
Similar toimputeAttribute (responsibility or fault) to a cause or source
Spanishachacar, adjudicar, adscribir, asignar, atribuir, destinar, imputar
Catalanadjudicar, adscriure, allevar, atribuir, destinar, imputar
English > assign: 8 senses > verb 4, cognition
Meaningselect something or someone for a specific purpose.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody PP; Somebody ----s something PP
Example"The teacher assigned him to lead his classmates in the exercise"
Synonymsspecify, set apart
Narrowerdedicateset apart to sacred uses with solemn rites, of a church
detailAssign to a specific task
Broaderchoose, take, select, pick outpick out, select, or choose from a number of alternatives
Spanishasignar, designar, destinar, diferenciar, especificar
Catalanassignar, diferenciar, especificar
Nounsassignmentan undertaking that you have been assigned to do (as by an instructor)
English > assign: 8 senses > verb 5, consumption
MeaningAttribute or give.
PatternSomebody ----s something PP
Synonymput
Narrowerreposeput or confide something in a person or thing
Broaderuse, utilize, utilise, apply, employput into service
Spanishponer
English > assign: 8 senses > verb 6, possession
Meaningmake undue claims to having.
PatternSomebody ----s something to somebody
Synonymarrogate
Broaderclaim, lay claim, arrogatedemand as being one's due or property
Spanishasignarse
English > assign: 8 senses > verb 7, possession
Meaningtransfer one's right to.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody something; Somebody ----s something to somebody
BroadertransferCause to change ownership
Spanishasignar
Catalanassignar
Adjectivesassignablelegally transferable to the ownership of another
Nounsassignee(law) the party to whom something is assigned (e.g., someone to whom a right or property is legally transferred)
assignmentthe instrument by which a claim or right or interest or property is transferred from one person to another
assignment(law) a transfer of property by deed of conveyance
English > assign: 8 senses > verb 8, cognition
Meaningdecide as to where something belongs in a scheme.
PatternSomebody ----s something PP
Example"The biologist assigned the mushroom to the proper class"
Synonymattribute
Narrowerrelegate, classifyAssign to a class or kind
Broaderevaluate, pass judgment, judgeform a critical opinion of
Nounsassignmentthe act of distributing something to designated / designated places or persons

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