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assign

verb [T]  /əˈsɑɪn/ us  
to give to someone a job or responsibility, or to decide on a person for a particular job or responsibility: We assigned Alberto the task of watching the children. Someone who is assigned to a place is sent there to do a job: Judith was assigned to the office in Washington, D.C. If you assign things to people, you give them out in an organized way: We’re assigning seats on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Translations of “assign”
in Spanish asignar, atribuir, destinar…
in French assigner (à), affecter (à)…
in German übertragen, zuteilen…
in Chinese (Traditional) 選擇, 分配, 分派…
in Russian поручать…
in Turkish görevlendirmek, görev vermek…
in Chinese (Simplified) 选择, 分配, 分派…
in Polish przydzielać, wyznaczać…
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