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4 definitions found
 for consign
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Consign \Con*sign"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Consigned 3; p. pr. &
     vb. n. Consigning.] [F. consigner, L. consignare,
     -signatu,, to seal or sign; con- + signare, fr. signum mark.
     See Sign.]
     1. 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.
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              At the day of general account, good men are to be
              consigned over to another state.      --Atterbury.
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     2. To give in charge; to commit; to intrust.
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              Atrides, parting for the Trojan war,
              Consigned the youthful consort to his care. --Pope.
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              The four evangelists consigned to writing that
              history.                              --Addison.
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     3. (Com.) 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.
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     4. To assign; to devote; to set apart.
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              The French commander consigned it to the use for
              which it was intended by the donor.   --Dryden.
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     5. To stamp or impress; to affect. [Obs.]
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              Consign my spirit with great fear.    --Jer. Taylor.
  
     Syn: To commit; deliver; intrust; resign. See Commit.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Consign \Con*sign"\, v. i.
     1. To submit; to surrender or yield one's self. [Obs.]
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              All lovers young, all lovers must
              Consign to thee, and come to dust.    --Shak.
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     2. To yield consent; to agree; to acquiesce. [Obs.]
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              Augment or alter . . .
              And we'll consign thereto.            --Shak.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  consign
      v 1: commit forever; commit irrevocably
      2: give over to another for care or safekeeping; "consign your
         baggage" [syn: consign, charge]
      3: send to an address

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  117 Moby Thesaurus words for "consign":
     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
  
  

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