consign: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (kun-sīn'), [key]
— v.t.
  1. to hand over or deliver formally or officially; commit (often fol. by to).
  2. to transfer to another's custody or charge; entrust.
  3. to set apart for or devote to (a special purpose or use): to consign two afternoons a week to the club.
  4. to banish or set apart in one's mind; relegate: to consign unpleasant thoughts to oblivion.
    1. to ship, as by common carrier, esp. for sale or custody.
    2. to address for such shipment.
  5. to confirm or ratify, as with a seal or other token.
  1. to agree or assent.
  2. to yield or submit.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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