|1.||[ verb ] give an assignment to (a person) to a post, or assign a task to (a person)|
|Synonyms:||designate delegate depute|
|Related terms:||appoint place transfer delegate promote demote cast mandate post place cast mandate devolve regiment task assignment appointment delegate delegating delegacy|
|2.||[ verb ] give out|
"We were assigned new uniforms"
|Related terms:||distribute allow allocate parcel|
|3.||[ verb ] attribute to a source or cause|
|Synonyms:||regard_as think_of attribute look_upon ascribe impute take_to_be repute look_on esteem|
"We attributed this quotation to Shakespeare"
|Related terms:||think judge blame credit accredit internalize project reattribute sensualize personify anthropomorphize repute reputation|
|4.||[ verb ] attribute or credit to|
|Synonyms:||attribute impute ascribe|
"We attributed this quotation to Shakespeare" "People impute great cleverness to cats"
|Related terms:||judge blame credit accredit internalize project anthropomorphize reattribute personify impute sensualize attribution|
|5.||[ verb ] select something or someone for a specific purpose|
"The teacher assigned him to lead his classmates in the exercise"
|Related terms:||choose detail dedicate specification|
|6.||[ verb ] put something on or into (abstractly) assign;|
"She put much emphasis on her the last statement" "He put all his efforts into this job" "The teacher put an interesting twist to the interpretation of the story"
|Related terms:||use repose|
|7.||[ verb ] decide as to where something belongs in a scheme|
"The biologist assigned the mushroom to the proper class"
|Related terms:||judge classify attribution|
|8.||[ verb ] make undue claims to having|
|Related terms:||claim arrogator|
|9.||[ verb ] transfer one's right to|
|Related terms:||transfer grant|