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No operational commander should have to assign a soldier a task that could be done as well by a computer, a remote sensor, or an unmanned airplane.
Richard Perle

Meaning of "assign" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD ASSIGN

From Old French assigner, from Latin assignāre, from signāre to mark out.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF ASSIGN

assign  [əˈsaɪn] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF ASSIGN

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Assign is a verb and can also act as a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb assign in English.

WHAT DOES ASSIGN MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of assign in the English dictionary

The first definition of assign in the dictionary is to select for and appoint to a post, etc. Other definition of assign is to give out or allot. Assign is also to set apart for a particular function or event.


CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO ASSIGN

PRESENT

Present
I assign
you assign
he/she/it assigns
we assign
you assign
they assign
Present continuous
I am assigning
you are assigning
he/she/it is assigning
we are assigning
you are assigning
they are assigning
Present perfect
I have assigned
you have assigned
he/she/it has assigned
we have assigned
you have assigned
they have assigned
Present perfect continuous
I have been assigning
you have been assigning
he/she/it has been assigning
we have been assigning
you have been assigning
they have been assigning
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I assigned
you assigned
he/she/it assigned
we assigned
you assigned
they assigned
Past continuous
I was assigning
you were assigning
he/she/it was assigning
we were assigning
you were assigning
they were assigning
Past perfect
I had assigned
you had assigned
he/she/it had assigned
we had assigned
you had assigned
they had assigned
Past perfect continuous
I had been assigning
you had been assigning
he/she/it had been assigning
we had been assigning
you had been assigning
they had been assigning
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will assign
you will assign
he/she/it will assign
we will assign
you will assign
they will assign
Future continuous
I will be assigning
you will be assigning
he/she/it will be assigning
we will be assigning
you will be assigning
they will be assigning
Future perfect
I will have assigned
you will have assigned
he/she/it will have assigned
we will have assigned
you will have assigned
they will have assigned
Future perfect continuous
I will have been assigning
you will have been assigning
he/she/it will have been assigning
we will have been assigning
you will have been assigning
they will have been assigning
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would assign
you would assign
he/she/it would assign
we would assign
you would assign
they would assign
Conditional continuous
I would be assigning
you would be assigning
he/she/it would be assigning
we would be assigning
you would be assigning
they would be assigning
Conditional perfect
I would have assign
you would have assign
he/she/it would have assign
we would have assign
you would have assign
they would have assign
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been assigning
you would have been assigning
he/she/it would have been assigning
we would have been assigning
you would have been assigning
they would have been assigning
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you assign
we let´s assign
you assign
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to assign
Past participle
assigned
Present Participle
assigning
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH ASSIGN


consign
kənˈsaɪn
cosign
kəʊˈsaɪn
cosine
ˈkəʊˌsaɪn
ensign
ˈɛnsaɪn
erythrosine
ɪˌrɪθrəʊˈsaɪn
inosine
ˈɪnəˌsaɪn
internecine
ˌɪntəˈniːsaɪn
misassign
ˌmɪsəˈsaɪn
obsign
ɒbˈsaɪn
piscine
ˈpɪsaɪn
porcine
ˈpɔːsaɪn
preassign
ˌpriːəˈsaɪn
re-sign
riːˈsaɪn
reassign
ˌriːəˈsaɪn
reconsign
ˌriːkənˈsaɪn
sign
saɪn
sine
saɪn
sinsyne
sɪnˈsaɪn
syn
saɪn
undersign
ˌʌndəˈsaɪn

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE ASSIGN

assibilate
assibilation
assiduities
assiduity
assiduous
assiduously
assiduousness
assiege
assiento
assignability
assignable
assignably
assignat
assignation
assignee
assigner
assignment
assignor
assimilability
assimilable

WORDS THAT END LIKE ASSIGN

computer-aided design
design
dollar sign
equal sign
fashion design
graphic design
industrial design
intelligent design
interior design
negative sign
page design
peace sign
pound sign
redesign
resign
star sign
stop sign
V-sign
warning sign
web design

Synonyms and antonyms of assign in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «ASSIGN»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «assign» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of assign

Translation of «assign» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF ASSIGN

Find out the translation of assign to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of assign from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «assign» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

布置 >
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

asignar
570 millions of speakers

English

assign
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

आवंटित
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

تعيين
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

назначить
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

delegar
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

দায়িত্ব অর্পণ করা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

donner
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Tetapkan
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

zuteilen
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

割り当てる
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

할당하다
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Ngaturake
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

chỉ định
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

ஒதுக்க
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

असाइन करा
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

atamak
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

assegnare
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

przypisać
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

призначити
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

atribui
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

εκχωρήσετε
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

toewys
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

tilldela
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

tildele
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of assign

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «ASSIGN»

The term «assign» is very widely used and occupies the 13.085 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «ASSIGN» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about assign

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10 QUOTES WITH «ASSIGN»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word assign.
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Scott Aukerman
I have new bodyguards ever since I got a TV show. I didn't know, but it's a lot like becoming president. They tell you every single secret, like who shot JFK. When you have a TV show, they not only tell you who shot JFK, but they assign you bodyguards.
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Helena Blavatsky
The Secret Doctrine is the common property of the countless millions of men born under various climates, in times with which History refuses to deal, and to which esoteric teachings assign dates incompatible with the theories of Geology and Anthropology.
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Jane Welsh Carlyle
Indeed, I should be very stupid or very thankless if I did not congratulate myself every hour of the day on the lot which it has pleased Providence to assign me. My Husband is so kind! So, in all respects, after my own heart!
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James S. Coleman
It is one thing to take as a given that approximately 70 percent of an entering high school freshman class will not attend college, but to assign a particular child to a curriculum designed for that 70 percent closes off for that child the opportunity to attend college.
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Robert Lanza
We have failed to protect science against speculative extensions of nature, continuing to assign physical and mathematical properties to hypothetical entities beyond what is observable in nature.
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Richard Perle
No operational commander should have to assign a soldier a task that could be done as well by a computer, a remote sensor, or an unmanned airplane.
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Richard Phillips
When we can't determine what is art - when you get to that point where we're not sure, that's the greatest likelihood that we're actually experiencing something great. But I think that's what the art world is most afraid of, because you lose that security. Then we don't know how to assign evaluation, whether it's cultural or otherwise.
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Jose Ramos-Horta
Working together, they will dig out the truth and nothing but the truth about what happened in '99, to assign responsibility, and to look at the institutional failings.
9
Antoine de Saint-Exupery
If you want to build a ship, don't drum up people to collect wood and don't assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea.
10
Bernhard Schlink
As a citizen and someone who was a judge on the constitutional law court for 18 years, I feel whenever I can raise my voice with the hope of being heard I need to do it, but I wouldn't assign a special wisdom and responsibility to writers.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «ASSIGN»

Discover the use of assign in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to assign and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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How to Use Lotus Notes 6
How. to. Assign. To. Do. Items. to. Others. How to Respond to a To Do Item How to. In addition to tracking your own projects and tasks, you can use the To Do List to keep an eye on assignments you've given to others. One glance at the To Do ...
Dorothy Burke, 2003
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Structural Biology: Practical NMR Applications
#A 521 2.31e+05 assign (resid 1 and name HD#) (resid 1 and name HE#)2.5 0.7 0.2 ! #A 518 5.72e+05 assign (resid 1 and name HG#) (resid 1 and name HE#) 3.0 1.2 0.3 !m#A 516 4.30e+05 assign (resid 1 and name HG#) (resid 1 and name ...
Quincy Teng, 2007
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Development of methodology to assign absolute configurations ...
Tom Kuppens. In a study performed on compound (h)3, the B3LYP, B1LYP and B98 functionals were found to perform better than the other functionals, based on the correlation between experimental and theoretical rotational strengths.
Tom Kuppens
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Review of the Methods Used to Assign Radiation Doses to ...
PREFACE In 1977, the Centers for Disease Control reported that a larger than expected number of cases of leukemia had occurred among soldiers who had participated in Shot Smoky, a 1957 military exercise that was part of Operation ...
‎1985
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Complete PCB Design Using OrCAD Capture and PCB Editor
The next step is to assign footprints to the components. To find footprints in PCB Editor's footprint libraries, navigate to the C:\OrCAD\OrCAD_16.0\share\pcb\ pcb_lib\ symbols folder (see Figure 9-1). Footprints have the *.dra and *.psm file ...
Kraig Mitzner, 2009
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Pro Tools for Music Production: Recording, Editing and Mixing
Tip: There are some handy short cuts that you can use to quickly assign multiple tracks to inputs or outputs. If you want to assign multiple tracks to the same input, simply hold the Option (Alt) key while you select the input to one track and all the  ...
Mike Collins, 2004
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System-on-a-Chip Verification: Methodology and Techniques
1 ' b0 ; assign PSEL_r(15] = (BA[24:20] == 5'b0lll1)? 1'bl : 1 ' b0 ; assign PSEL_r( 16] = (BA[24:20] == 5'bl0000)? 1 ' bl : 1 ' b0 ; assign PSEL_r[17] = (BA[24:20] == 5' bl0001)? 1'bl : 1 ' b0 ; assign PSEL_r[18] = (BA[24:20] == 5'bl0010)? 1'bl : 1 ...
Prakash Rashinkar, Peter Paterson, Leena Singh, 2001
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Use of the occupational knowledge test to assign extra ...
Based on the results, it is recommended that an OKT score of 75 or above be used to assign extra credit for experience in the selection of air traffic controllers. (Author).
Mary A. Lewis, United States. Office of Aviation Medicine, 1978
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Manual of the international list of causes of death: as ...
ECTOPIC GESTATION— Continued 142b. Without mention of infection 1 Assign to 142a unless erysipelas is known to have been an independent condition. 1 Assign to 142a. 1 Assign to 142a unless the septic condition is known to have been ...
United States. Bureau of the Census, Theodore Armin Janssen, International Commission for the Decennial Revision of Nosological Nomenclature, 1940
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The C++ Standard Library: A Tutorial and Reference
s = s.assign(aString); s.assign(aString,1,3); s.assign(aString,2,std::string::npos); s. assign("two\nlines"); s.assign("nico",5); aString; "two\nlines"; s.assign(5,'x'); // assign "othello" s = // assign a C-string s = ' '; // assign a single character // assign  ...
Nicolai M. Josuttis, 2012

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «ASSIGN»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term assign is used in the context of the following news items.
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IG faults Air Force oversight of energy-savings contract
Investigators noted that the contracting office did not assign a contracting officer's representative, or COR, to oversee the energy upgrades ... «AirForceTimes.com, Jul 15»
2
Examining Apple's Low P/E And How It Could Go Higher
In the interim, the equity markets could assign a higher earnings multiple to the company as it proves that it can sustain sales and protect its ... «Forbes, Jul 15»
3
Delta expands its role in flying NBA teams
The story says Delta will assign 11 of its Boeing 757s to the charter service, with a lot more room between seat rows, and with seats that swivel. «Dallas Morning News, Jul 15»
4
Finally, Congress to start debate on No Child Left Behind rewrite
States would decide how much weight to assign each component and the balance between assistance and sanctions. [No Child Left Behind's ... «Washington Post, Jul 15»
5
Keep an Eye on these Currency Pairs as Volatility Risks Remain High
Bias – Based on the above criteria, we assign the more likely profitable strategy for any given currency pair. A highly volatile currency pair ... «DailyFX, Jul 15»
6
When You're a Lesbian, Trying to Become Pregnant Is a Very Public …
I expect to be judged if my kid is too fat or too skinny, if I schedule them too much or if I don't provide enough structure, or even if I assign them a ... «Slate Magazine, Jul 15»
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Social worker fears for job after helping child no longer assigned to her
FoxNews.com- A Kentucky social worker fears she could lose her job just for visiting a child she feared was being abused - after she had been ... «MyFOXPhilly.com, Jul 15»
8
Share “Oklahoma City school district wants police...”
Before this year, the district did not assign police to elementary schools. In announcing the plan to add officers to elementary schools, district ... «NewsOK.com, Jul 15»
9
PML-Q wants IC to assign tracing of poll manipulators to ISI and MI
In a written argument, Pakistan Muslim League Quaid (PML Q) has requested the inquiry commission probing alleged rigging in the 2013 ... «Pakistan Today, Jul 15»
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Brooklyn Nets assign a jersey number to former Syracuse forward …
Chris McCullough signs autographs for kids inside the Barclays Center last Thursday after the Brooklyn Nets made him the 29th pick of the NBA ... «Syracuse.com, Jun 15»

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