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transfer

verb

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1 to give over the legal possession or ownership of
  • Claire's grandfather agreed to transfer certain stocks to her when she turned 18

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2 to cause (something) to pass from one to another
  • they used Morse Code to transfer the message from one ship to another

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3 to cause to go or be taken from one place to another
  • will have to transfer you from our San Francisco office to our New York headquarters

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4 to change the place or position of
  • transferred the car keys from my pocket to my purse

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5 to put (something) into the possession or safekeeping of another
  • before she left the country, she transferred all her record books and important papers to her mother

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6 to shift possession of (something) from one person to another
  • transferred the ball to the running back

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The first known use of transfer was in the 14th century

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“Transfer.” The Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/transfer. Accessed 21 January 2020.

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