v. t.1.To appoint; to allot; to apportion; to make over.
[imp. & p. p. Assigned ( ); p. pr. & vb. n. Assigning.]
In the order I assign to them.
- Loudon.
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.
It is not easy to assign a period more eventful.
- De Quincey.
3.(Law) To transfer, or make over to another, esp. to transfer to, and vest in, certain persons, called assignees, for the benefit of creditors.
To assign dower
to set out by metes and bounds the widow's share or portion in an estate.
- Kent.
v. i.1.(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.
n.1.A thing pertaining or belonging to something else; an appurtenance.
1.(Law) A person to whom property or an interest is transferred; as, a deed to a man and his heirs and assigns.
Verb1.assign - give an assignment to (a person) to a post, or assign a task to (a person)
2.assign - give out or allot; "We were assigned new uniforms"
Synonyms: allot, portion
3.assign - attribute or credit to; "We attributed this quotation to Shakespeare"; "People impute great cleverness to cats"
4.assign - select something or someone for a specific purpose; "The teacher assigned him to lead his classmates in the exercise"
Synonyms: set apart, specify
5.assign - 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"
Synonyms: put
6.assign - make undue claims to having
Synonyms: arrogate
7.assign - transfer one's right to
8.assign - decide as to where something belongs in a scheme; "The biologist assigned the mushroom to the proper class"
Synonyms: attribute

TO ASSIGN, contracts; practice. 1. To make a right over to another; as to assign an estate, an annuity, a bond, &c., over to another. 5 John. Rep: 391. 2. To appoint; as, to appoint a deputy,, &c. Justices are also said to be assigned to keep the peace. 3. To set forth or point out; as, to "assign errors," to show where the error is committed; or to assign false judgment, to show wherein it was unjust. F. N. B. 19.

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assigned numbers
Assignment of dower
Assignment of errors
assignment problem
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