assign to

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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References in classic literature ?
Yes, Socrates, said Glaucon, and the whole of life is the only limit which wise men assign to the hearing of such discourses.
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.
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.