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assign

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of assign

  1. 1 to give a task, duty, or responsibility to <assigned the class with the task of finding something in the state constitution they felt needed changing> Synonyms entrust, charge, commission, task, trustRelated Words confer, impose; commit, confide, consign, delegate, recommend, relegate, repose; allocate, allot; authorize, empower, invest

  2. 2 to give as a share or portion <each new employee is assigned a cubicle and a computer> Synonyms allocate, allow, apportion, allot, distribute, lot, rationRelated Words admeasure, administer, deal, dispense, divide, dole out, hand out, measure, mete (out), meter, parcel (out), part, portion, prorate, share (out), split; accord, award, give, grant; earmark, reserve; chip in, contribute, donate; reallocate, reapportion, reassign, redistributeNear Antonyms begrudge, deny, deprive (of); keep, retain, stint, withhold; appropriate, arrogate, confiscate

  3. 3 to give over the legal possession or ownership of <assigned all rights to and royalties from the song to the Boy Scouts> Synonyms alien, alienate, transfer, cede, convey, deed, make overRelated Words bequeath, hand down, leave, pass (down), will; bestow, commend, commit, confer, contribute, deliver, donate, grant, hand over, move, pass, present, release, relinquish, surrender, transmit, turn in, turn over, vest, yield; consign, entrust (also intrust), trust; lease, lend, let [chiefly British], loan, rentNear Antonyms expropriate

  4. 4 to pick (someone) by one's authority for a specific position or duty <the mayor assigned the panel with the task of luring a major sports franchise to the city> Synonyms appoint, attach, commission, constitute, designate, detail, name, nominate, placeRelated Words authorize, delegate, depute, deputize; anoint, consecrate, create, inaugurate, induct, install, instate, institute, invest, make, ordain; crown, enthrone, throne; choose, destine, draft, elect, handpick, select, single (out), vote (in)Near Antonyms blackball, depose, dethrone, displace, eject, evict, oust, overthrow, remove, throw out, uncrown, unmake, unseatAntonyms discharge, dismiss, expel, fire





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