Definition of assign:
- A person to whom property or an interest is transferred; as, a deed to a man and his heirs and assigns.
- A thing pertaining or belonging to something else; an appurtenance.
- To appoint; to allot; to apportion; to make over.
- 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.
- 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.
- To transfer, or make over to another, esp. to transfer to, and vest in, certain persons, called assignees, for the benefit of creditors.
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- deputize (part of speech: verb)
- consign (part of speech: verb)
give (part of speech: verb)
- transfer (part of speech: verb)
- attribute (part of speech: verb)
- delegate (part of speech: verb)
- allot (part of speech: verb)
From this point of view we must assign as the true cause of sweating, the evasion of the legal responsibility of the Factory Act rendered possible to firms which employ outside workers either directly or indirectly through the agency of " sweaters."- "Problems of Poverty", John A. Hobson.
If it be the desire of Congress to remove them from the country altogether, or to assign to them particular districts more remote from the settlements of the whites, it will be proper to set apart by law the territory which they are to occupy and to provide the means necessary for removing them to it.- "Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present", Various.
And, as their use in language, or in connexion with language, makes it necessary to assign them a place in grammar, it is certainly more proper to treat them as above, than to follow the plan of the Greek grammarians, most of whom throw all the interjections into the class of adverbs.- "The Grammar of English Grammars", Goold Brown.