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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.
Phrasal verbs
(Definition of consign from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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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)

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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)
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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