to hand over or deliver formally or officially; commit (often followed by to).
to transfer to another's custody or charge; entrust.
to set apart for or devote to (a special purpose or use): to consign two afternoons a week to the club.
to banish or set apart in one's mind; relegate: to consign unpleasant thoughts to oblivion.
to ship, as by common carrier, especially for sale or custody.
to address for such shipment.
Obsolete. to confirm or ratify, as with a seal or other token.
to agree or assent.
Obsolete. to yield or submit.
- con·sign·a·ble, adjective
- con·sig·na·tion [kon-sig-ney-shuhn], /ˌkɒn sɪgˈneɪ ʃən/, noun
- pre·con·sign, verb (used with object)
- re·con·sign, verb (used with object)
- un·con·sign·a·ble, adjective
- un·con·signed, adjective
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How to use consign in a sentence
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British Dictionary definitions for consign
to hand over or give into the care or charge of another; entrust
to commit irrevocably: he consigned the papers to the flames
to commit for admittance: to consign someone to jail
to address or deliver (goods) for sale, disposal, etc: it was consigned to his London address
(intr) obsolete to assent; agree
- consignable, adjective
- consignation, noun
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