Part of speech: verb

To set apart; designate; appoint; allot; attribute.

Part of speech: verb

To make over, as property, to an assignee; make an assignment.

Part of speech: noun

A person to whom property, rights, or powers are transferred by another.

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Usage examples "assign":

  1. The concourse of travellers from Paris to the camp was, however, at that time very great, and the inn at which the diligence stopped in the evening was so crowded that it was impossible to assign a chamber to each traveller. - "Memoirs of Napoleon Bonaparte, v7", Louis Antoine Fauvelet de Bourrienne.
  2. Furthermore, the teacher might assign particular didactic, descriptive, satirical, or lyric poems for special study as to form, content, and mood. - "Elementary Guide to Literary Criticism", F. V. N. Painter.
  3. It was, you see, difficult to assign a plausible reason why Mr. Pellew and Miss Dickenson should have already signed a treaty on the subject. - "When Ghost Meets Ghost", William Frend De Morgan.