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Assign vs. Convey

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Assignverb

(transitive) To designate or set apart something for some purpose.

‘to assign a day for trial’;

Conveyverb

To move (something) from one place to another.

‘Air conveys sound. Water is conveyed through the pipe.’;

Assignverb

(transitive) To appoint or select someone for some office.

‘to assign counsel for a prisoner’;

Conveyverb

(dated) To take or carry (someone) from one place to another.

Assignverb

(transitive) To allot or give something as a task.

Conveyverb

To communicate; to make known; to portray.

‘to convey an impression; to convey information’;

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Assignverb

(transitive) To attribute or sort something into categories.

Conveyverb

(legal) To transfer legal rights (to).

‘He conveyed ownership of the company to his daughter.’;

Assignverb

To transfer property, a legal right, etc., from one person to another.

Conveyverb

(obsolete) To manage with privacy; to carry out.

Assignverb

To give (a value) to a variable.

‘We assign 100 to x.’;

Conveyverb

(obsolete) To carry or take away secretly; to steal; to thieve.

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Assignnoun

An assignee.

Conveyverb

To carry from one place to another; to bear or transport.

‘I will convey them by sea in floats.’; ‘Convey me to my bed, then to my grave.’;

Assignnoun

(obsolete) A thing relating or belonging to something else; an appurtenance.

Conveyverb

To cause to pass from one place or person to another; to serve as a medium in carrying (anything) from one place or person to another; to transmit; as, air conveys sound; words convey ideas.

Assignnoun

(obsolete) An assignment or appointment.

Conveyverb

To transfer or deliver to another; to make over, as property; more strictly (Law), to transfer (real estate) or pass (a title to real estate) by a sealed writing.

‘The Earl of Desmond . . . secretly conveyed all his lands to feoffees in trust.’;

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Assignnoun

(obsolete) A design or purpose.

Conveyverb

To impart or communicate; as, to convey an impression; to convey information.

‘Men fill one another's heads with noise and sound, but convey not thereby their thoughts.’;

Assignverb

To appoint; to allot; to apportion; to make over.

‘In the order I assign to them.’; ‘The man who could feel thus was worthy of a better station than that in which his lot had been assigned.’; ‘He assigned to his men their several posts.’;

Conveyverb

To manage with privacy; to carry out.

‘I . . . will convey the business as I shall find means.’;

Assignverb

To fix, specify, select, or designate; to point out authoritatively or exactly; as, to assign a limit; to assign counsel for a prisoner; to assign a day for trial.

‘All as the dwarf the way to her assigned.’; ‘It is not easy to assign a period more eventful.’;

Conveyverb

To carry or take away secretly; to steal; to thieve.

Assignverb

To transfer, or make over to another, esp. to transfer to, and vest in, certain persons, called assignees, for the benefit of creditors.

Conveyverb

To accompany; to convoy.

Assignverb

To transfer or pass over property to another, whether for the benefit of the assignee or of the assignor's creditors, or in furtherance of some trust.

Conveyverb

To play the thief; to steal.

‘But as I am Crack, I will convey, crossbite, and cheat upon Simplicius.’;

Assignnoun

A thing pertaining or belonging to something else; an appurtenance.

‘Six French rapiers and poniards, with their assigns, as girdles, hangers, and so.’;

Conveyverb

make known; pass on, of information

Assignnoun

A person to whom property or an interest is transferred; as, a deed to a man and his heirs and assigns.

Conveyverb

serve as a means for expressing something;

‘The painting of Mary carries motherly love’; ‘His voice carried a lot af anger’;

Assignverb

give an assignment to (a person) to a post, or assign a task to (a person)

Conveyverb

transfer to another;

‘communicate a disease’;

Assignverb

give out or allot;

‘We were assigned new uniforms’;

Conveyverb

transmit a title or property

Assignverb

attribute or credit to;

‘We attributed this quotation to Shakespeare’; ‘People impute great cleverness to cats’;

Conveyverb

transmit or serve as the medium for transmission;

‘Sound carries well over water’; ‘The airwaves carry the sound’; ‘Many metals conduct heat’;

Assignverb

select something or someone for a specific purpose;

‘The teacher assigned him to lead his classmates in the exercise’;

Conveyverb

take something or somebody with oneself somewhere;

‘Bring me the box from the other room’; ‘Take these letters to the boss’; ‘This brings me to the main point’;

Assignverb

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’;

Conveyverb

go or come after and bring or take back;

‘Get me those books over there, please’; ‘Could you bring the wine?’; ‘The dog fetched the hat’;

Assignverb

make undue claims to having

Assignverb

transfer one's right to

Assignverb

decide as to where something belongs in a scheme;

‘The biologist assigned the mushroom to the proper class’;

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