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Definition of Assign

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allot, apportion; appoint; (Law) transfer one's (right, property, agreement, interest) to
Assign Definition from Arts & Humanities Dictionaries & Glossaries
English-Latin Online Dictionary
tribuo, delego
Assign Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(v.)
A thing pertaining or belonging to something else; an appurtenance.
  
(v. t.)
To transfer, or make over to another, esp. to transfer to, and vest in, certain persons, called assignees, for the benefit of creditors.
  
(v. t.)
To fix, specify, select, or designate; to point out authoritatively or exactly; as, to assign a limit; to assign counsel for a prisoner; to assign a day for trial.
  
(v. t.)
To appoint; to allot; to apportion; to make over.
  
(n.)
A person to whom property or an interest is transferred; as, a deed to a man and his heirs and assigns.
  
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913), edited by Noah Porter. About
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assign
\as*sign"\ (?), v. i. (law) to transfer or pass over property to another, whether for the benefit of the assignee or of the assignor's creditors, or in furtherance of some trust.
assign
\as*sign"\, n. [from assign, v.] a thing pertaining or belonging to something else; an appurtenance. [obs.] six french rapiers and poniards, with their assigns, as girdles, hangers, and so.
assign
\as*sign"\, n. [see assignee.] (law) a person to whom property or an interest is transferred; as, a deed to a man and his heirs and assigns.
assign
\as*sign"\ (&?;), v. t. [imp. & p. p. assigned (&?;); p. pr. & vb. n. assigning.] [oe. assignen, asignen, f. assigner, fr. l. assignare; ad + signare to mark, mark out, designate, signum mark, sign. see sign.]
1. to appoint; to allot; to apportion; to make over. in the order i assign to them. the man who could feel thus was worthy of a better station than that in which his lot had been assigned. he assigned to his men their several posts.
2. to fix, specify, select, or designate; to point out authoritatively or exactly; as, to assign a limit; to assign counsel for a prisoner; to assign a day for trial. all as the dwarf the way to her assigned. it is not easy to assign a period more eventful.
3. (law) to transfer, or make over to another, esp. to transfer to, and vest in, certain persons, called assignees, for the benefit of creditors.


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Concise English-Irish Dictionary v. 1.1
ainmnigh
JM Welsh <=> English Dictionary
Penodi = v. to spedfy, to assign
WordNet 2.0

Verb
1. give an assignment to (a person) to a post, or assign a task to (a person)
(synonym) delegate, designate, depute
(hypernym) appoint, charge
(hyponym) mandate
(derivation) assignment, duty assignment
2. give out or allot; "We were assigned new uniforms"
(synonym) allot, portion
(hypernym) distribute, administer, mete out, deal, parcel out, lot, dispense, shell out, deal out, dish out, allot, dole out
(hyponym) allow, appropriate, earmark, set aside, reserve
(derivation) allotment, apportionment, apportioning, allocation, parceling, parcelling, assignation
3. attribute or credit to; "We attributed this quotation to Shakespeare"; "People impute great cleverness to cats"
(synonym) impute, ascribe, attribute
(hypernym) judge
(hyponym) impute
(verb-group) impute
4. select something or someone for a specific purpose; "The teacher assigned him to lead his classmates in the exercise"
(synonym) specify, set apart
(hypernym) choose, take, select, pick out
(hyponym) dedicate
(derivation) assignment
5. attribute or give; "She put too 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"
(synonym) put
(hypernym) use, utilize, utilise, apply, employ
(hyponym) repose
6. make undue claims to having
(synonym) arrogate
(hypernym) claim, lay claim, arrogate
7. transfer one's right to
(hypernym) transfer
(derivation) grant, assignment
8. decide as to where something belongs in a scheme; "The biologist assigned the mushroom to the proper class"
(synonym) attribute
(hypernym) judge
(hyponym) relegate, classify
(derivation) assignment, assigning
Assign Definition from Business & Finance Dictionaries & Glossaries
Leasing
To transfer or exchange future rights. In leasing- the right to receive future lease payments in a lease is often transferred to a funding source- in return for up-front cash. The up-front cash represents the loan proceeds from the funding source- and is equal to the present value of the future lease payments discounted at the leasing company's cost of borrowing. A lease assigned by the lessor to a funding source is called an assigned lease.
Dictionary of Real Estate Terms
To transfer interest.
Assign Definition from Government Dictionaries & Glossaries
DOD Dictionary of Military Terms
(*) 1. To place units or personnel in an organization where such placement is relatively permanent, and/or where such organization controls and administers the units or personnel for the primary function, or greater portion of the functions, of the unit or personnel. 2. (DOD only) To detail individuals to specific duties or functions where such duties or functions are primary and/or relatively permanent. See also attach.
  
Source: U.S. Department of Defense, Joint Doctrine Division. ( About )
Assign Definition from Computer & Internet Dictionaries & Glossaries
JDK Doc(JAVA)
- Method in interface org.omg.CORBA.DynAny 
public void assign (DynAny  dyn_any) throws Invalid 
Initializes the value associated with this DynAny object with the value associated with the given DynAny object.Parameters: dyn_any - the DynAny object whose value will be used to initialize this DynAny objectThrows: org.omg.CORBA.DynAnyPackage.Invalid - if the given DynAny object has a type code that is not equivalent or has not been assigned a value
Assign Definition from Law Dictionaries & Glossaries
Duhaime.org Legal Dictionary
To give, to transfer responsibility, to another. - (read more on Assign)
  
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Canadian Insolvency Dictionary
To give or to transfer responsibility to another.
Assign Definition from Entertainment & Music Dictionaries & Glossaries
Guitar Glossary
Also known as 'channel assign', to send or route an audio signal to one or more selected mixer channels.
Copyright © 1996-2006 Guitar Nine Records All Rights Reserved.
The DJ Glossary
To choose to which place an output is going to be sent.
Stanton Magnetics