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Overview of verb assign

The verb assign has 8 senses? (first 5 from tagged texts)
1. (15) delegate, designate, depute, assign

(give an assignment to (a person) to a post, or assign a task to (a person))

2. (15) assign, allot, portion

(give out; "We were assigned new uniforms")

3. (7) impute, ascribe, assign, attribute

(attribute or credit to; "We attributed this quotation to Shakespeare"; "People impute great cleverness to cats")

4. (7) assign, specify, set apart

(select something or someone for a specific purpose; "The teacher assigned him to lead his classmates in the exercise")

5. (1) put, assign

(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")

6. arrogate, assign

(make undue claims to having)

7. assign

(transfer one's right to)

8. assign, attribute

(decide as to where something belongs in a scheme; "The biologist assigned the mushroom to the proper class") © 2001-2013, Demand Media, all rights reserved. The database is based on Word Net a lexical database for the English language. see disclaimer
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