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consign

verb [T] uk   us   /kənˈsaɪn/ formal
to send something to someone: The goods have been consigned to you by air.
consignee
noun [C] uk   /ˌkɒn.saɪˈniː/  us   /ˌkɑːn-/ formal
the person something is sent to: Goods must be signed for by the consignee.
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Translations of “consign”
in Vietnamese ủy thác…
in Spanish confiar, encomendar…
in Thai ส่งไปยัง…
in Malaysian mengamanahkan…
in French confier…
in German übergeben…
in Chinese (Traditional) 運送, 投遞, 托運…
in Indonesian menaruh, menyerahkan…
in Chinese (Simplified) 运送, 投递, 托运…
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