assign

  • 1 assign — as·sign 1 /ə sīn/ vt 1: to transfer (property or rights) to another the general practice by inventors of assign ing patent rights J. K. Owens 2: to appoint to a post or duty assign ed to represent the defendant …

    Law dictionary

  • 2 Assign — As*sign , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Assigned}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Assigning}.] [OE. assignen, asignen, F. assigner, fr. L. assignare; ad + signare to mark, mark out, designate, signum mark, sign. See {Sign}.] 1. To appoint; to allot; to apportion; to… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 assign — (v.) c.1300, from O.Fr. assiginer (13c.) assign, set (a date, etc.); appoint legally; allot, from L. assignare to mark out, to allot by sign, assign, award, from ad to (see AD (Cf. ad )) + signare make a sign, from signum mark (see SIGN (Cf …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 4 Assign — As*sign , n. [From {Assign}, v.] A thing pertaining or belonging to something else; an appurtenance. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Six French rapiers and poniards, with their assigns, as girdles, hangers, and so. Shak. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 5 assign — [v1] select and give a responsibility accredit, allow, appoint, ascribe, attach, attribute, authorize, cast, charge, choice, commission, commit, credit, delegate, deputize, designate, downlink, download, draft, elect, empower, enroll, entrust,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 6 assign — [ə sīn′] vt. [ME assignen < OFr assigner < L assignare, mark out, allot < ad , to + signare, SIGN] 1. to set apart or mark for a specific purpose; designate [assign a day for the meeting] 2. to place at some task or duty; appoint [I was… …

    English World dictionary

  • 7 Assign — As*sign , n. [See {Assignee}.] (Law) A person to whom property or an interest is transferred; as, a deed to a man and his heirs and assigns. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 8 Assign — As*sign , v. i. (Law) 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. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 9 assign — To give or to transfer responsibility to another. (Dictionary of Canadian Bankruptcy Terms) United Glossary of Bankruptcy Terms 2012 …

    Glossary of Bankruptcy

  • 10 assign — 1 *allot, allocate, apportion Analogous words: fix, *set, establish, settle: *distribute, deal, dole, dispense 2 refer, *ascribe, attribute, impute, credit, accredit, charge Analogous words: attach, * …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 11 assign — ► VERB 1) allocate (a task or duty) to someone. 2) give (someone) a job or task. 3) regard (something) as belonging to or being caused by. 4) transfer (legal rights or liabilities). DERIVATIVES assignable adjective assigner (also assignor …

    English terms dictionary

  • 12 assign — To make an option seller perform his obligation to assume a short futures position (as a seller of a call option) or a long futures position (as a seller of a put option). Chicago Board of Trade glossary * * * assign as‧sign [əˈsaɪn] verb… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 13 assign — assigner; Chiefly Law. assignor /euh suy nawr , as euh nawr /, n. /euh suyn /, v.t. 1. to give or allocate; allot: to assign rooms at a hotel. 2. to give out or announce as a task: to assign homework. 3. to appoint, as to a post or duty: to… …

    Universalium

  • 14 assign — [[t]əsa͟ɪn[/t]] assigns, assigning, assigned 1) VERB If you assign a piece of work to someone, you give them the work to do. [V n to n] When I taught, I would assign a topic to children which they would write about... [V n n] Later in the year,… …

    English dictionary

  • 15 assign — as|sign [əˈsaın] v [T] [Date: 1300 1400; : Old French; Origin: assigner, from Latin assignare, from ad to + signare to mark ] 1.) to give someone a particular job or make them responsible for a particular person or thing assign sb a task/role ▪ I …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 16 assign — as•sign [[t]əˈsaɪn[/t]] v. t. 1) to give or allocate: to assign rooms at a hotel[/ex] 2) to give out or announce as a task: to assign homework[/ex] 3) to appoint, as to a post or duty 4) to designate; name; specify: to assign a day for a… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 17 assign — /əˈsaɪn / (say uh suyn) verb (t) 1. to make over or give, as in distribution; allot: assign rooms at a hotel. 2. to appoint, as to a post or duty: assign to stand guard. 3. Australian History to allocate (a convict) for employment by an officer… …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 18 assign — v. 1) (A) they assigned a very difficult mission to us; or: they assigned us a very difficult mission 2) (D; tr.) to assign to (headquarters assigned the soldiers to a different unit; an experienced detective was assigned to the case; to assign a …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 19 assign */*/ — UK [əˈsaɪn] / US verb [transitive, often passive] Word forms assign : present tense I/you/we/they assign he/she/it assigns present participle assigning past tense assigned past participle assigned 1) to give someone a job to do be assigned to… …

    English dictionary

  • 20 assign — verb (T) 1 to give someone a particular job or make them responsible for a particular person or thing: assign sb a job/duty/task: I ve been assigned the job of looking after the new students. | assign sb to: Jan s been assigned to the Asian… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English