Type: verb

Definitions: (verb) To assign is to attribute or sort something into categories. (verb) When you assign a job to someone, you tell them to do it.

Examples: (verb) The rhino has been assigned ‘critically endangered’ status. (verb) No firm dates can be assigned to this emperor’s life. (verb) My old teacher always assigned too much homework.

Synonyms: verbs: appoint, give. attach, designate.

Academic Word List Sublist and Group: 6 A