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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. © 2022 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.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Under the definition of consignment in Article 9, if a consignee was generally known to be substantially engaged in consigning, a consignment to this consignee would fall outside of Article 9.
"Consignment works better on a specific and ad hoc basis," said Ed Vairo, director of creative marketing at Nourison, adding that the company is not currently consigning goods.
And if we don't make the mastery of technology a non-negotiable in the education and development of our children, we are consigning them to a hopeless existence marked by near-absolute unemployability.
One of these is the tendency to fight crime by consigning constitutional rights to the scrap heap: Police feel free to engage in illegal searches and seizures, prosecutors ignore due process, juveniles are stripped of their hard-won rights - and the courts go along with all of this lest they be charged with being "soft on crime." Another problem is the consignment of nonviolent and minor offenders to prisons, where they are brutalized and usually schooled in more serious forms of crime.
Newsells Park enjoyed a highly successful St Leger Sale, also consigning the top lot, a Dansili colt out of Cayman Sunset, who was purchased by MV Magnier for pounds 200,000.
THIS year marks the 30th anniversary of Willie Browne's Mocklershill Stables consigning horses to European breeze-up sales.