- to give or allocate; allot: to assign rooms at a hotel.
- to give out or announce as a task: to assign homework.
- to appoint, as to a post or duty: to assign one to guard duty.
- to designate; name; specify: to assign a day for a meeting.
- to ascribe; attribute; bring forward: to assign a cause.
- Law. to transfer: to assign a contract.
- Military. to place permanently on duty with a unit or under a commander.
- Law. to transfer property, especially in trust or for the benefit of creditors.
- Usually assigns. Law. a person to whom the property or interest of another is or may be transferred; assignee: my heirs and assigns.
Origin of assign
Examples from the Web for reassign
Leslie H. Gelb on why he must reassign Rahm, dump Larry Summers, and get rid of National Security adviser Jim Jones.Replace Rahm
Leslie H. Gelb
February 15, 2010
Anyhow, Malone was reasonably sure that he could reassign himself from vacation time, at least until he called Burris.Occasion for Disaster
Gordon Randall Garrett
- to move (personnel, resources, etc) to a new post, department, location, etc
- to select for and appoint to a post, etcto assign an expert to the job
- to give out or allot (a task, problem, etc)to assign advertising to an expert
- to set apart (a place, person, time, etc) for a particular function or eventto assign a day for the meeting
- to attribute to a specified cause, origin, or source; ascribeto assign a stone cross to the Vikings
- to transfer (one's right, interest, or title to property) to someone else
- (also intr) law (formerly) to transfer (property) to trustees so that it may be used for the benefit of creditors
- military to allocate (men or materials) on a permanent basisCompare attach (def. 6)
- computing to place (a value corresponding to a variable) in a memory location
- law a person to whom property is assigned; assignee
Word Origin and History for reassign
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.