Meaning of “consign” in the English Dictionary

"consign" in British English

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consignverb [ T ]

uk /kənˈsaɪn/ us /kənˈsaɪn/ formal
consignee
noun [ C ] uk /ˌkɒn.saɪˈniː/ us /ˌkɑːn.saɪˈniː/ formal

the person something is sent to:

Goods must be signed for by the consignee.

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(Definition of “consign” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"consign" in American English

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consignverb [ T ]

us /kənˈsɑɪn/

to give or send, or to put someone in an unpleasant place or situation:

She refused to consign her children to a life of poverty.

(Definition of “consign” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"consign" in Business English

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consignverb [ T ]

uk /kənˈsaɪn/ us COMMERCE

to send goods or documents to a person or company:

consign sth to sb The goods will be consigned to you by air freight.

to give something to an auctioneer and ask them to sell it for you:

Most items that you consign to us for sale will be illustrated in our online catalogue.

(Definition of “consign” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)