|Origin:||consigner, from Latin consignare, from com- ( COM-) + signum 'mark, seal'|
BBT [transitive] formal
to send something somewhere, especially in order to sell it
consign somebody/something to somethingphrasal verb
to make someone or something be in a particular situation, especially a bad one:
It was a decision which consigned him to political obscurity.
consign somebody/something to the dustbin/scrapheap/rubbish heap etc British English
Many older people feel they have been consigned to the medical scrapheap.
to put something somewhere, especially in order to get rid of it:
The shoes looked so tatty that I consigned them to the back of the cupboard.