verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of assign
Synonyms for assign
Examples from the Web for assigner
Historical Examples of assigner
The gospel is at once the assigner of our tasks and the magazine of our strength.
verb (mainly tr)
Word Origin for assign
c.1300, from Old French assiginer (13c.) "assign, set (a date, etc.); appoint legally; allot," from Latin assignare "to mark out, to allot by sign, assign, award," from ad- "to" (see ad-) + signare "make a sign," from signum "mark" (see sign). Main original use was in English law, in transferences of personal property. General meaning "to fix, settle, determine, appoint" is from c.1300. Related: Assigned; assigning.