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assigns

verb
present tense third-person singular of assign

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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

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3 to give over the legal possession or ownership of
  • assigned all rights to and royalties from the song to the Boy Scouts

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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

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“Assigns.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/assigns. Accessed 23 Nov. 2020.

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