consign

[kuhn-sahyn]
verb (used with object)
1.
to hand over or deliver formally or officially; commit (often followed by to ).
2.
to transfer to another's custody or charge; entrust.
3.
to set apart for or devote to (a special purpose or use): to consign two afternoons a week to the club.
4.
to banish or set apart in one's mind; relegate: to consign unpleasant thoughts to oblivion.
5.
Commerce.
a.
to ship, as by common carrier, especially for sale or custody.
b.
to address for such shipment.
6.
Obsolete. to confirm or ratify, as with a seal or other token.
verb (used without object)
7.
to agree or assent.
8.
Obsolete. to yield or submit.

Origin:
1400–50; late Middle English; apparently (< Middle French consigner) < Medieval Latin consignāre to mark with sign of cross, Latin: to mark with a seal. See con-, sign

consignable, adjective
consignation [kon-sig-ney-shuhn] , noun
preconsign, verb (used with object)
reconsign, verb (used with object)
unconsignable, adjective
unconsigned, adjective


1. relegate, assign. 2. confide.
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consign (kənˈsaɪn)
 
vb
1.  to hand over or give into the care or charge of another; entrust
2.  to commit irrevocably: he consigned the papers to the flames
3.  to commit for admittance: to consign someone to jail
4.  to address or deliver (goods) for sale, disposal, etc: it was consigned to his London address
5.  obsolete (intr) to assent; agree
 
[C15: from Old French consigner, from Latin consignāre to put one's seal to, sign, from signum mark, sign]
 
con'signable
 
adj
 
consign'ation
 
n

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consign
c.1430, from M.Fr. consigner, from L. consignare "to seal, register," originally "to mark with a sign," from com- "together" + signare "to sign, mark," from signum "sign." Originally "to ratify by a sign or seal;" commercial sense is from 1650s. Related: Consignee (1789); consignor (1789).
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Example sentences
Consign to the scrap heap the notion that this holiday requires exact
  wine-and-food matching alchemy.
Some service tasks will consign you to comparative obscurity.
Communists used to air-brush people out of history rather than consign them to
  it.
Fate's retribution has been to consign the two to an eternity together in
  uncomfortably close quarters.
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