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assign

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishassignas‧sign /əˈsaɪn/ ●○○ AWL verb [transitive] 🔊 🔊 1 JOB/TASKto give someone a particular job or make them responsible for a particular person or thingassign somebody a task/role 🔊 I’ve been assigned the task of looking after the new students.assign somebody to something 🔊 Jan’s been assigned to the Asian Affairs Bureau.assign somebody to do something 🔊 Madison was assigned to investigate a balloon accident.assign somebody something 🔊 Assign each student a partner.2 DECIDEto give a particular time, value, place etc to something 🔊 How much time have you assigned for the meeting?assign something to something 🔊 A code was assigned to each batch of work.3 GIVEto give money, equipment etc to someone to useassign something to somebody 🔊 A personal bodyguard had been assigned to her.assign somebody something 🔊 They assigned me a small room.→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
assignAfter her promotion took effect, she was assigned a research job.As a general rule, the costs of pledging and assigning are about equal.Academic freedom does not protect materials, discussions, or comments that are not relevant to the assigned subject.You have been assigned the task of keeping the records up to date.What was she assigned to do that day if you know?I have continued to stay at the Abbey of Holy Rood involved in the matter assigned to me.Ory and his deputy, Gen. Gustave Houphouët Koassi, were assigned to other unspecified duties.The job of producing a development program was assigned to the junior minister.He was asked to assign two of his employees to the inventory control department.The ticket counter folks refused to assign us a seat, sending us to the gate.assign somebody somethingThey assigned me a small room.assign something to somebodyEach of the children will be assigned to the appropriate classes.
From Longman Business Dictionaryassignas‧sign /əˈsaɪn/ verb [transitive]1to give someone a particular job or task, or send them to work in a particular place or for a particular personassign something to somebodyHis duties have now been assigned to the deputy chairman.assign somebody to somethingShe was assigned to the US Embassy in Moscow.assign somebody to do somethingHe was assigned to work in a Chicago bank.2to give a particular amount of time, money, or resources to somethingHow much time have you assigned for the meeting?3to decide that something has a particular value or is of a particular qualitythe difficulty of assigning a value to an hour of houseworkThe group has been assigned a triple A rating by Standard and Poor’s.4LAW to give something such as property to another person formally, by contractThey only assign ownership when the house is complete. see also deed of assignmentassignor noun [countable]The assignor of the lease is released from future liability under this lease.→ See Verb table
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Verb table
assign
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyassign
he, she, itassigns
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyassigned
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave assigned
he, she, ithas assigned
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad assigned
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill assign
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have assigned
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam assigning
he, she, itis assigning
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you, we, theyare assigning
Past
I, he, she, itwas assigning
you, we, theywere assigning
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been assigning
he, she, ithas been assigning
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been assigning
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be assigning
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been assigning
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