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"consign" in British English

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consignverb [T]

uk   us   /kənˈsaɪn/ formal
consignee
noun [C] uk   /ˌkɒn.saɪˈniː/  us   /ˌkɑːn-/ formal
the ​person something is ​sent to: Goods must be ​signed for by the consignee.
Phrasal verbs
(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 ​unpleasantplace 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   us   /kənˈsaɪn/ COMMERCE
to ​sendgoods or ​documents to a ​person or ​company: consign sth to sb The ​goods will be consigned to you by ​airfreight.
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 ​onlinecatalogue.
(Definition of consign from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “consign”
in Spanish confiar, encomendar…
in Vietnamese ủy thác…
in Malaysian mengamanahkan…
in Thai ส่งไปยัง…
in French confier…
in German übergeben…
in Chinese (Simplified) 运送, 投递, 托运…
in Indonesian menaruh, menyerahkan…
in Chinese (Traditional) 運送, 投遞, 托運…
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