Definition of assign
- assigned them to light duty
- assigned me two clerks
- assigns 20 pages for homework
- assign counsel to the defendant
- assign a value to the variable
- Archaeologists assign the weapon to the eleventh century.
The teacher assigned us 50 math problems for homework!
She was assigned to the embassy in India.
The new teacher was assigned to the science laboratory.
The plane landed at its assigned gate.
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First Known Use: 13th centurySee Words from the same year
: to give someone a particular job or duty : to require someone to do a particular task
: to send (someone) to a particular group or place as part of a job
: to give out something : to provide someone with something
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of yeast or being unsettled or frivolous
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