What is Assign?

Assign definition and meaning on Dictionary terms:
verb (used with object)
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.

verb (used without object)
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.





What is assign?

assign meaning in Military terminology / glossary / dictionary is:
1. To place units or personnel in an organization where such placement is relatively permanent, and/or where such organization controls and administers the units or personnel for the primary function, or greater portion of the functions, of the unit or personnel.
Source: JP 3-0

(DOD 2. To detail individuals to specific duties or functions where such duties or functions are primary and/or relatively permanent. See also attach.
Source: JP 3-0


reference: DOD Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms