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Meaning of assign

as•sign

Pronunciation: (u-sīn'), [key]
— 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 assign one to guard duty.
  4. to designate; name; specify: to assign a day for a meeting.
  5. to ascribe; attribute; bring forward: to assign a cause.
  6. to transfer: to assign a contract.
  7. to place permanently on duty with a unit or under a commander.
—v.i.
  1. to transfer property, esp. in trust or for the benefit of creditors.
—n.
  1. Usually,a person to whom the property or interest of another is or may be transferred; assignee: my heirs and assigns.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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