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consign (something) to (someone or something)

1. To give or assign something to a someone or something. Who is the most responsible employee I can consign this project to?
2. To mark something to be sent to a particular destination. Consign these packages to the Savannah office, please.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

consign something to someone or something

1. to entrust something to someone, something, or some place. We consigned all the toughest assignments to our top employees. What shipping company should we consign these boxes to?
2. to assign something for shipment to a place. Bill consigned this batch to Denver.
See also: consign, to
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that which can never be reduced to mneme or to anamnesis, that is, the archive, consignation, the documentary or monumental apparatus as hypomnema, mnemotechnical supplement or representative, auxiliary or memorandum.
The fund will total EUR75m, with EUR30m each contributed by Airbus and the Caisse des Dep'ts et Consignations and EUR15m contributed by the Safran Group.
Today, Veolia Environnement stressed they had not yet signed a final agreement on the matter.Country: FranceSector: Road Transport/Freight TransportTarget: Veolia Transdev SABuyer: Caisse des Depots et Consignations (CDC)Vendor: Veolia Environnement SAType: Corporate acquisitionStatus: Talks
3 June 2011 -- French state-run savings bank Caisse des Depots et Consignations priced on Friday a GBP250m (USD407.5m/EUR281.2m) floating-rate note at 100% of face value, Reuters reported.
French media have suggested the Caisse des Depots et Consignations could take a 49 percent stake in RTE EDF for some euro 2 billion.
One of the country's richest state institutions, with both public and private funding, the Caisse des Depots et Consignations is probably also the most important for younger artists as it regularly buys and exhibits contemporary work.
La convention sera signee au siege du ministere du Tourisme et en la presence de Chedly Ayari, gouverneur de la Banque centrale de Tunisie (BCT) et Jamel Belhaj, directeur general de la Caisse des depots et des consignations (CDC).
11 July 2013 - France's Veolia Environnement SA (EPA:VIE) said today it will extend its discussions with state-controlled lender Caisse des Depots et Consignations (CDC) in connection with the proposed transfer of shares in Veolia Transdev SA until 31 October.
French private equity firm Eurazeo SA (EPA:RF) said its indirect holding in domestic electrical parts and supplies distributor Rexel SA (EPA:RXL) would drop to 10.9% from 12.7%, as a result of an offload of Rexel shares for an aggregate EUR500m (USD653m) by Ray Investment sarl.Country: FranceSector: Wholesale/RetailTarget: Rexel SA Buyer: Institutional investorsVendor: Caisse des Depots et Consignations du Quebec, Eurazeo SA , Ray Investment sarl, Clayton Dubilier & Rice, Bank of America Merrill Lynch Deal size in USD: 653m, 111mType: DivestmentStatus: ClosedComment: Deal size of USD653m refers to total price.
France's Caisse des Depots et Consignations (CDC) has set price guidance on its benchmark-size, sterling-denominated, three-year bond.
FMEA is a fund managed by CDC Entreprises, which receives equal contributions from the Fonds strategique d'investissement (backed by the French Caisse des Depots et Consignations), the PSA Peugeot Citroen group and the Renault group.