assign

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Assign is on the Academic Word List.

Pronunciation[change]

Verb[change]

Plain form
assign

Third-person singular
assigns

Past tense
assigned

Past participle
assigned

Present participle
assigning

  1. (transitive) When you assign a job to someone, you tell them to do it.
    That teacher always assigns too much homework.
  2. (transitive) To attribute or sort something into categories.
    No firm dates can be assigned to this emperor's life.

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