assign VERB 1) allocate (a task or duty) to someone. 2) give (someone) a job or task. 3) regard (something) as belonging to or being caused by. 4) transfer (legal rights or liabilities).
DERIVATIVES assignable adjective assigner (also assignor) noun.
ORIGIN Latin assignare, from signare 'to sign' .

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