re·​as·​sign (ˌ)rē-ə-ˈsīn How to pronounce reassign (audio)
reassigned; reassigning; reassigns

transitive verb

: to assign (something or someone) again especially in a new or different way
… the department might have to add to its patrols by reassigning detectives to the street.Tony Plohetski
reassignment noun
plural reassignments
requested a dorm room reassignment
… district administrators will develop a survey and hold informational meetings with staff for their preferences before determining staff reassignments. Meghan Chua

Examples of reassign in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Just as important, Martin Ferreira, graffiti abatement officer for the San Francisco Police Department, is back on the job full-time after being reassigned during the pandemic. Tim Carman, Washington Post, 10 Nov. 2023 Edward Fuenmayor, an assistant veterans service center manager in Phoenix, was reassigned after the outburst last week, the VA said. Melissa Chan, NBC News, 25 Oct. 2023 Trump left the post and reassigned it to Trump Jr. less than five months later, on June 7. Graham Kates, CBS News, 1 Nov. 2023 Some employees were reassigned while others were laid off and pointed to the Spotify job board. Jay Peters, The Verge, 20 Oct. 2023 Kirby, who played at the University of San Diego, was reassigned after serving as an Aztecs assistant coach last season. Kirk Kenney, San Diego Union-Tribune, 19 Oct. 2023 Apparently, there was a change in the type of plane and our seats were reassigned. Patricia Doherty, Travel + Leisure, 16 Oct. 2023 All nine justices take part in every single case, so there is no mechanism to reassign them or remove them from specific ones against their will. Matt Ford, The New Republic, 12 Sep. 2023 During that period, Connally tried to minimize layoffs by reassigning employees to positions outside their normal duties. Andrew J. Campa, Los Angeles Times, 30 Sep. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1611, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of reassign was in 1611

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“Reassign.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Nov. 2023.

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