assign to

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.

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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We will assign to them, as partners in the march, those lowly laborers and handicraftsmen, who have pined, as with a dying thirst, after the unattainable fountains of knowledge.
Values did man only assign to things in order to maintain himself--he created only the significance of things, a human significance
Previous to the Feast of Calabashes I had been puzzled what particular station to assign to Mehevi.
And so I say to you, do not compel us to assign to the guardians a sort of happiness which will make them anything but guardians; for we too can clothe our husbandmen in royal apparel, and set crowns of gold on their heads, and bid them till the ground as much as they like, and no more.
The attempts to arrive at a fair and equitable grade to assign to an individual student, without distorting either the student's standing in class or comparative ranking with students at that or other institutions, has proven to be one of the most difficult quests of the faculty member.
subjects, description), a code to assign to records, and a records retention period or formula.