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Definition 1: select something or someone for a specific purpose - [verb of cognition]

Samples where assign or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The teacher assigned him to lead his classmates in the exercise

Synonyms for assign in the sense of this definition

(assign is a kind of ...) pick out, select, or choose from a number of alternatives

"Take any one of these cards" "Choose a good husband for your daughter" "She selected a pair of shoes from among the dozen the salesgirl had shown her"

(... is a kind of assign ) set apart to sacred uses with solemn rites, of a church

(... is a kind of assign ) assign to a specific task

"The ambulances were detailed to the fire station"

Definition 2: attribute or credit to - [verb of cognition]

Samples where assign or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • We attributed this quotation to Shakespeare
  • People impute great cleverness to cats

Synonyms for assign in the sense of this definition

(assign is a kind of ...) form a critical opinion of

"I cannot judge some works of modern art" "How do you evaluate this grant proposal?" "We shouldn't pass judgment on other people"

(... is a kind of assign ) regard as objective

(... is a kind of assign ) attribute responsibility to

"We blamed the accident on her" "The tragedy was charged to her inexperience"

(... is a kind of assign ) ascribe an achievement to

"She was not properly credited in the program"

(... is a kind of assign ) attribute human qualities to something

"The Greeks personated their gods ridiculous"

(... is a kind of assign ) ascribe human features to something

(... is a kind of assign ) attribute to another source

(... is a kind of assign ) give someone credit for something

"We credited her for saving our jobs"

(... is a kind of assign ) ascribe to an origin in sensation

(assign has a similar meaning as ...) attribute (responsibility or fault) to a cause or source

"The teacher imputed the student's failure to his nervousness"

(... is a kind of assign ) incorporate within oneself; make subjective or personal

"internalize a belief"

Definition 3: decide as to where something belongs in a scheme - [verb of cognition]

Samples where assign or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The biologist assigned the mushroom to the proper class

Synonyms for assign in the sense of this definition

(assign is a kind of ...) form a critical opinion of

"I cannot judge some works of modern art" "How do you evaluate this grant proposal?" "We shouldn't pass judgment on other people"

(... is a kind of assign ) assign to a class or kind

"How should algae be classified?" "People argue about how to relegate certain mushrooms"

Definition 4: attribute or give - [verb of consumption]

Samples where assign or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Synonyms for assign in the sense of this definition

(assign is a kind of ...) put into service; make work or employ for a particular purpose or for its inherent or natural purpose

"use your head!" "we only use Spanish at home" "I can't use this tool" "Apply a magnetic field here" "This thinking was applied to many projects" "How do you utilize this tool?" "I apply this rule to get good results" "use the plastic bags to store the food" "He doesn't know how to use a computer"

(... is a kind of assign ) put or confide something in a person or thing

"These philosophers reposed the law in the people"

Definition 5: transfer one's right to - [verb of possession]

(assign is a kind of ...) cause to change ownership

"I transferred my stock holdings to my children"

Definition 6: give out - [verb of possession]

Samples where assign or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • We were assigned new uniforms

Synonyms for assign in the sense of this definition

(assign is a kind of ...) administer or bestow, as in small portions

"administer critical remarks to everyone present" "dole out some money" "shell out pocket money for the children" "deal a blow to someone" "the machine dispenses soft drinks"

(... is a kind of assign ) give or assign a resource to a particular person or cause

"I will earmark this money for your research" "She sets aside time for meditation every day"

(... is a kind of assign ) distribute according to a plan or set apart for a special purpose

"I am allocating a loaf of bread to everyone on a daily basis" "I'm allocating the rations for the camping trip"

Definition 7: make undue claims to having - [verb of possession]

Synonyms for assign in the sense of this definition

(assign is a kind of ...) demand as being one's due or property; assert one's right or title to

"He claimed his suitcases at the airline counter" "Mr. Smith claims special tax exemptions because he is a foreign resident"

Synonyms for assign in the sense of this definition

(assign is a kind of ...) assign a duty, responsibility or obligation to

"He was appointed deputy manager" "She was charged with supervising the creation of a concordance"

(... is a kind of assign ) assign authority to

(... is a kind of assign ) assign to a lower position; reduce in rank

"She was demoted because she always speaks up" "He was broken down to Sergeant"

(... is a kind of assign ) give a promotion to or assign to a higher position

"John was kicked upstairs when a replacement was hired" "Women tend not to advance in the major law firms" "I got promoted after many years of hard work"

(... is a kind of assign ) assign under a mandate

"mandate a colony"

(... is a kind of assign ) transfer power to someone

(... is a kind of assign ) transfer somebody to a different position or location of work

(... is a kind of assign ) assign to a regiment

"regiment soldiers"

(... is a kind of assign ) place somebody in a particular situation or location

"he was placed on probation"

(... is a kind of assign ) assign a task to

"I tasked him with looking after the children"

(... is a kind of assign ) pass on or delegate to another

"The representative devolved his duties to his aides while he was in the hospital"

(... is a kind of assign ) assign the roles of (a movie or a play) to actors

"Who cast this beautiful movie?"

(... is a kind of assign ) assign to a post; put into a post

"The newspaper posted him in Timbuktu"

(... is a kind of assign ) select to play,sing, or dance a part in a play, movie, musical, opera, or ballet

"He cast a young woman in the role of Desdemona"

(... is a kind of assign ) assign to (a job or a home)

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