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Verb (usu participle), Verb (intransitive)


Verb consign has 3 senses


consignv. t. [F. consigner, L. consignare, -signatu,, to seal or sign; con- + signare, fr. signum mark. See Sign.].
  •  To give, transfer, or deliver, in a formal manner, as if by signing over into the possession of another, or into a different state, with the sense of fixedness in that state, or permanence of possession; as, to consign the body to the grave.  [1913 Webster]
    "At the day of general account, good men are to be consigned over to another state."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To give in charge; to commit; to intrust.  [1913 Webster]
    "Atrides, parting for the Trojan war,
    Consigned the youthful consort to his care.
    "  [1913 Webster]
    "The four evangelists consigned to writing that history."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To send or address (by bill of lading or otherwise) to an agent or correspondent in another place, to be cared for or sold, or for the use of such correspondent; as, to consign a cargo or a ship; to consign goods.  [1913 Webster]
  •  To assign; to devote; to set apart.  [1913 Webster]
    "The French commander consigned it to the use for which it was intended by the donor."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To stamp or impress; to affect.  [1913 Webster]
    "Consign my spirit with great fear."
Syn. -- To commit; deliver; intrust; resign. See Commit.
consignv. i. 
  •  To submit; to surrender or yield one's self.  [1913 Webster]
    "All lovers young, all lovers must
    Consign to thee, and come to dust.
    "  [1913 Webster]
  •  To yield consent; to agree; to acquiesce.  [1913 Webster]
    "Augment or alter . . .
    And we'll consign thereto.
    "  [1913 Webster]


consign, v.tr. (often foll. by to)
1 hand over; deliver to a person's possession or trust.
2 assign; commit decisively or permanently (consigned it to the dustbin; consigned to years of misery).
3 transmit or send (goods), usu. by a public carrier.

consignee n. consignor n.
ME f. F consigner or L consignare mark with a seal (as com-, sign)



abalienate, accredit, address, air-express, airfreight, airmail, alien, alienate, amortize, assign, authorize, barter, bequeath, carry over, cede, charge, charter, commend, commission, commit, commit to prison, communicate, confer, confide, convey, deed, deed over, delegate, deliver, demise, deport, depute, deputize, detach, detail, devolute, devolve, devolve upon, diffuse, dispatch, disseminate, drop a letter, embark, empower, enfeoff, entrust, exchange, expedite, expel, export, express, extradite, forward, freight, give, give in charge, give in trust, give title to, hand, hand down, hand forward, hand on, hand over, impart, import, infeudate, institutionalize, license, mail, make over, metastasize, metathesize, mission, negotiate, pass, pass on, pass over, pass the buck, perfuse, post, recommit, relay, relegate, remand, remit, resign, route, sell, send, send away, send forth, send off, send out, send to jail, send up, settle, settle on, ship, sign away, sign over, spread, surrender, switch, trade, transfer, transfer property, transfuse, translate, translocate, transmit, transplace, transplant, transpose, trust, turn over, warrant, yield




VB commission, delegate, depute, consign, assign, charge, intrust, entrust, commit, commit to the hands of, authorize, put in commission, accredit, engage, hire, bespeak, appoint, name, nominate, return, ordain, install, induct, inaugurate, swear in, invest, crown, enroll, enlist, give power of attorney to, employ, empower, set over, place over, send out, be commissioned, be accredited, represent, stand for, stand in the stead of, stand in the place of, stand in the shoes of.


VB transfer, convey, alienate, alien, assign, grant, consign, make over, hand over, pass, hand, transmit, negotiate, hand down, exchange, change hands, change hands from one to another, devolve, succeed, come into possession, abalienate, disinherit, dispossess, substitute.


VB deliver, hand, pass, put into the hands of, hand over, make over, deliver over, pass over, turn over, assign dower, present, give away, dispense, dispose of, give out, deal out, dole out, mete out, fork out, squeeze out, pay, render, impart, communicate, concede, cede, yield, part with, shed, cast, spend, give, bestow, confer, grant, accord, award, assign, intrust, consign, vest in, make a present, allow, contribute, subscribe, furnish its quota, invest, endow, settle upon, bequeath, leave, devise, furnish, supply, help, administer to, afford, spare, accommodate with, indulge with, favor with, shower down upon, lavish, pour on, thrust upon, tip, bribe, tickle the palm, grease the palm, offer, sacrifice, immolate.


VB transfer, transmit, transport, transplace, transplant, translocate, convey, carry, bear, fetch and carry, carry over, ferry over, hand pass, forward, shift, conduct, convoy, bring, fetch, reach, tote, port, import, export, send, delegate, consign, relegate, turn over to, deliver, ship, embark, waft, shunt, transpose, displace, throw, drag, mail, post, shovel, ladle, decant, draft off, transfuse, infuse, siphon.

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