Dictionary Results for assign


1. assign - verb

· give an assignment to (a person) to a post, or assign a task to (a person)

Synonym(s): delegate, designate, depute

Hypernym(s): appoint, charge




2. assign - verb

· give out; "We were assigned new uniforms"

Synonym(s): allot, portion

Hypernym(s): distribute, administer, mete_out, deal, parcel_out, lot, dispense, shell_out, deal_out, dish_out, allot, dole_out




3. assign - verb

· attribute or credit to; "We attributed this quotation to Shakespeare"; "People impute great cleverness to cats"

Synonym(s): impute, ascribe, attribute

Hypernym(s): evaluate, pass_judgment, judge




4. assign - verb

· select something or someone for a specific purpose; "The teacher assigned him to lead his classmates in the exercise"

Synonym(s): specify, set_apart

Hypernym(s): choose, take, select, pick_out




5. assign - verb

· attribute or give; "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"

Synonym(s): put

Hypernym(s): use, utilize, utilise, apply, employ




6. assign - verb

· make undue claims to having

Synonym(s): arrogate

Hypernym(s): claim, lay_claim, arrogate




7. assign - verb

· transfer one's right to

Hypernym(s): transfer




8. assign - verb

· decide as to where something belongs in a scheme; "The biologist assigned the mushroom to the proper class"

Synonym(s): attribute

Hypernym(s): evaluate, pass_judgment, judge





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