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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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The Short-Term 'F2' rating assigned to the series DBE-7008 and DBE-7009 SPEARs is based on the tender option provided by Deutsche Bank AG New York Branch as tender option provider.
We have assigned pluses to the "nays" because the bill would further federalize the educational system, and federal aid to education is unconstitutional.
Huxley's recommendation is that, in addition to the individual student's grade in the course, the transcript should indicate the average grade assigned by the instructor for that particular course and section.
This policy is directive in nature, but allows considerable flexibility for innovative approaches to enhancing the professional development of our AAC officers, while minimizing cost and turbulence to the officers and their families, their assigned organizations, and the U.
In summary, we restate that the MESF value is assigned to the biological cell using the criteria that the fluorescence yields are the same for the biological cell and the microbead with which it is compared.
Companies not assigned a Bests Rating or FPR are assigned to one of five NR categories which identifies the primary reason a rating opinion was not assigned to the company.
Qualified Ratings assigned to Health Maintenance Organizations (HMOs), Canadian insurers and U.