Definition of consign
- … consign her single daughters to the care of their sister …
- —Jane Austen
- a writer consigned to oblivion
- consign a body to the grave
- consigned the paintings for sale
She consigned the painting to an auction house.
The goods were consigned to him.
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: to put (someone) in a usually unpleasant place or situation
: to put (something that is not wanted or used) in a place where old things are stored or thrown away
: to send (something) to a person or place to be sold
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to grant as a privilege or special favor
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