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  1. [verb] give an assignment to (a person) to a post, or assign a task to (a person)
    Synonyms: delegate, designate, depute

  2. [verb] give out or allot; "We were assigned new uniforms"
    Synonyms: allot, portion

  3. [verb] attribute or credit to; "We attributed this quotation to Shakespeare"; "People impute great cleverness to cats"
    Synonyms: impute, ascribe, attribute

  4. [verb] select something or someone for a specific purpose; "The teacher assigned him to lead his classmates in the exercise"
    Synonyms: specify, set apart

  5. [verb] attribute or give; "She put too much emphasis on her the last statement"; "He put all his efforts into this job"; "The teacher put an interesting twist to the interpretation of the story"
    Synonyms: put

  6. [verb] make undue claims to having
    Synonyms: arrogate

  7. [verb] transfer one's right to

  8. [verb] decide as to where something belongs in a scheme; "The biologist assigned the mushroom to the proper class"
    Synonyms: attribute


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