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.
noun Usually assigns. Law. a person to whom the property or interest of another is or may be transferred; assignee: my heirs and assigns.
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