Translation of "assign" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary


verb [ T ] (CHOOSE) 选择 uk us /əˈsaɪn/

[ often passive ] to give a particular job or piece of work to someone

[ + two objects ] UN troops were assigned the task of rebuilding the hospital. 重建这所医院的任务被指派给了联合国部队。
The case has been assigned to our most senior officer. 这个案件已经指派给我们最高级别的警官来处理。

If you assign a time for a job or activity, you decide it will be done during that time

Have you assigned a day for the interviews yet? 你们定下哪一天进行面试了吗?

If you assign a characteristic to something, you state that it has it.


to decide a reason for something

Detectives have been unable to assign a motive for the murder. 侦探们一直无法确定谋杀的动机。
The report assigned the blame for the accident to inadequate safety regulations. 报告中,事故的责任被归咎于安全规章不健全。

(Translation of “assign verb (CHOOSE)” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)