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assign (something) to

To designate someone as responsible for doing something, or as responsible for having done something. Oh, I already assigned that project to Nicole. Since I was driving when we got into the accident, they assigned the blame to me.
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assign someone or something to someone or something

to designate someone or something as belonging to someone or something else. They assigned the new car to Roger. They assigned the new worker to the mail room.
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assign something to someone

to attribute something to someone; to blame something on someone. We were forced to assign the blame to Robert. They assigned the responsibility for the accident to the driver of the car.
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To assign retention to record titles, users merely assign the record series that best describes the records -- the records retention period then attaches to the record titles automatically.
The equality of the two fluorescence signals is used to assign the same MESF value to the cell as the microbead.
Best assigns to insurance related organizations one of two types of rating opinions a Best's Rating (A++ to F) or a Financial Performance Rating (9 to 1).
Best assigns to insurance companies one of three types of rating opinions, a Best's Rating (A++ to F), a Financial Performance Rating (9 to 1), or a Qualified Rating (A++ to F denoted with a "q" subscript).