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English definition of “consign”

consign

verb [T]     /kənˈsaɪn/ formal
to send something to someone: The goods have been consigned to you by air.Delivering and despatching consignee     /ˌkɒn.saɪˈniː/ US  /ˌkɑːn-/ noun [C] formal the person something is sent to: Goods must be signed for by the consignee.The postal system
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