1250–1300; Middle English assignen
< Old French assigner
< Latin assignāre.
assigner; Chiefly Law. assignor [uh-sahy-nawr, as-uh-nawr] /ə saɪˈnɔr, ˌæs əˈnɔr/ Show IPA, nounmisassign, verbnonassigned, adjectivepreassign, verb (used with object)preassigned, adjectivereassign, verb (used with object)self-assigned, adjectiveunassigned, adjectivewell-assigned, adjective
1. Assign, allocate, allot
mean to apportion or measure out. To assign
is to distribute available things, designating them to be given to or reserved for specific persons or purposes: to assign duties.
is to earmark or set aside parts of things available or expected in the future, each for a specific purpose: to allocate income to various types of expenses.
implies making restrictions as to amount, size, purpose, etc., and then apportioning or assigning: to allot spaces for parking. 4.
fix, determine. 5.
adduce, allege, advance, show, offer.