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    assign - Dictionary definition and meaning for word assign

    Definition
    (verb) give an assignment to (a person) to a post, or assign a task to (a person)
    Synonyms : delegate , depute , designate
    Definition
    (verb) give out
    Synonyms : allot , portion
    Example Sentence
    • We were assigned new uniforms
    Definition
    (verb) attribute or credit to
    Synonyms : ascribe , attribute , impute
    Example Sentence
    • We attributed this quotation to Shakespeare
    • People impute great cleverness to cats
    Definition
    (verb) select something or someone for a specific purpose
    Synonyms : set apart , specify
    Example Sentence
    • The teacher assigned him to lead his classmates in the exercise
    Definition
    (verb) attribute or give
    Synonyms : put
    Example Sentence
    • 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
    Definition
    (verb) make undue claims to having
    Synonyms : arrogate
    Definition
    (verb) transfer one's right to Definition
    (verb) decide as to where something belongs in a scheme
    Synonyms : attribute
    Example Sentence
    • The biologist assigned the mushroom to the proper class
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