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consign

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of consign

  1. 1 to cause to go or be taken from one place to another consigned the prisoner to the dungeon Synonyms of consign send, dispatch, pack (off), ship, shoot, transfer, transmit, transportWords Related to consign convey, deliver, hand over, pass, render; advance, drop, launch; address, forward; export, import; bestow, contribute, donate, give, present; resend, returnNear Antonyms of consign acquire, draw, earn, gain, garner, get, obtain, procure, secureAntonyms of consign accept, receive

  2. 2 to put (something) into the possession or safekeeping of another the deliveryman had consigned our package to a next-door neighbor Synonyms of consign commend, commit, confide, give, delegate, deliver, entrust (also intrust), give over, hand, hand over, leave, pass, recommend, repose, transfer, transmit, trust, turn over, vestWords Related to consign confer, grant; assign, deal (out), dispense, disperse, distribute, divide; hand in, release, relinquish, submit, surrender, turn in, yield; bequeath, hand down, hand on, will; advance, lend, loan; furnish, supply; recommit, redeliver, regive, retransfer, retransmitNear Antonyms of consign detain, hold back, reserve, withhold; own, possess; accept, receive, take in; occupy, take, take overAntonyms of consign hold, keep, retain

Synonym Discussion of consign

commit, entrust, confide, consign, relegate mean to assign to a person or place for a definite purpose. commit may express the general idea of delivering into another's charge or the special sense of transferring to a superior power or to a special place of custody.
    • committed the felon to prison
entrust implies committing with trust and confidence.
    • the president is entrusted with broad powers
confide implies entrusting with great assurance or reliance.
    • confided complete control of my affairs to my attorney
consign suggests removing from one's control with formality or finality.
    • consigned the damaging notes to the fire
relegate implies a consigning to a particular class or sphere often with a suggestion of getting rid of.
    • relegated to an obscure position in the company

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