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as·sign

assign

 
 
pronunciation:
saIn
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part of speech: verb
inflections: assigns, assigning, assigned
definition 1: to set apart or give out for a particular use.
The coach assigned hockey equipment to each of the team members.
synonyms:
allot, appropriate
similar words:
attach, devote, distribute
definition 2: to choose or appoint, as for a duty.
His father assigned him to wash the dishes.
synonyms:
appoint, designate
similar words:
authorize, charge, choose, delegate, name, nominate, pick, post, select, set
definition 3: to give as a task.
The teacher assigned homework.
synonyms:
allot, set
similar words:
give
Word Builder: assign +
  • assignment:
    a piece of work that has been assigned.
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