Meaning of ASSIGN in English

ASSIGN

transcription, транскрипция: [ əsaɪn ]

( assigns, assigning, assigned)

1.

If you assign a piece of work to someone, you give them the work to do.

When I taught, I would assign a topic to children which they would write about...

Later in the year, she’ll assign them research papers...

When teachers assign homework, students usually feel an obligation to do it.

VERB : V n to n , V n n , V n

2.

If you assign something to someone, you say that it is for their use.

The selling broker is then required to assign a portion of the commission to the buyer broker...

He assigned her all his land in Ireland.

= allocate

VERB : V n to n , V n n

3.

If someone is assigned to a particular place, group, or person, they are sent there, usually in order to work at that place or for that person.

I was assigned to Troop A of the 10th Cavalry...

Did you choose Russia or were you simply assigned there?...

Each of us was assigned a minder, someone who looked after us.

VERB : usu passive , be V-ed to n , be V-ed adv , be V-ed n

4.

If you assign a particular function or value to someone or something, you say they have it.

Under Mr. Harel’s system, each business must assign a value to each job...

Assign the letters of the alphabet their numerical values–A equals 1, B equals 2, etc.

VERB : V n to n , V n n

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