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
Synonyms: allot portion

"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
Synonyms: set_apart specify

"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;
Synonyms: put

"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
Synonyms: attribute

"The biologist assigned the mushroom to the proper class"

Related terms: judge classify attribution
8. [ verb ] make undue claims to having
Synonyms: ascribe arrogate
Related terms: claim arrogator
9. [ verb ] transfer one's right to
Related terms: transfer grant
Similar spelling:   assignor