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Definition of Assign

Assign

  1. To appoint; to allot; to apportion; to make over.
  2. 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.
  3. To transfer, or make over to another, esp. to transfer to, and vest in, certain persons, called assignees, for the benefit of creditors.
  4. A thing pertaining or belonging to something else; an appurtenance.
  5. A person to whom property or an interest is transferred; as, a deed to a man and his heirs and assigns.
  6. 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.

Assign Quotations

If you want to build a ship, don't drum up people to collect wood and don't assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea.
Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Probably only an art-worlder like me could assign deeper meaning to something as simple and silly as Tebowing. But, to us, anytime people repeat a stance or a little dance, alone or together, we see that it can mean something. Imagistic and unspoken language is our thing.
Jerry Saltz

I think suspense should be like any other color on a writer's palette. I suppose I'm in the minority but I think it's crazy for 'literary fiction' to divorce itself from stories that are suspenseful, and assign anything with cops or spies or criminals to some genre ghetto.
Jess Walter

We have failed to protect science against speculative extensions of nature, continuing to assign physical and mathematical properties to hypothetical entities beyond what is observable in nature.
Robert Lanza

However novel it may appear, I shall venture the assertion, that, until women assume the place in society which good sense and good feeling alike assign to them, human improvement must advance but feebly.
Frances Wright
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Assign Translations

assign in Afrikaans is daag
assign in Dutch is betekenen, dagen, dagvaarden
assign in French is assignent, assigner, assignons, assignez, mandater
assign in German is beauftragen, zuweisen, zuteilen
assign in Italian is delegare
assign in Latin is tribuo, delego
assign in Portuguese is atribua
assign in Spanish is asignar, adjudicar, comisionar
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