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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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The consignment agreement should specify whether the artist may exhibit or sell works of art--through the internet or through another dealer--that he or she has consigned directly.
(3) As the dust settled, artists and collectors who had consigned work to Berry-Hill began to realize what the bankruptcy filing meant for their artwork.
Unfortunately, creditors frequently fail to take the necessary action to protect their consigned goods from the claims of their customer's creditors and from the risk of their customer's bankruptcy filing.
Both are consigned by John Troy, who has three successive Galileos in the catalogue, the other (245) being out of a half-sister to Oaks winner Love Divine, herself dam of Sixties Icon.
Horse Park also consigns an Azamour colt (1074) out of a half-sister to high-class juvenile Zipping from the family of Last Tycoon and Valentine Waltz, and a Royal Applause colt out of Oak Leaf (1076), Grade 1-placed in the US.
Rathbarry Stud consigns the other Dylan Thomas yearling, a colt from the family of top miler and champion sire Lyphard (337).
Another first-crop sire, Indesatchel, has seven representatives here and of interest is the half-brother to four winners, including Listed winner Bluebeard (1522) consigned by Beechgrove Stud.
HAVING spent time working in training yards in Australia and the US, and three years with David O'Brien in Ireland, Con Marnane first consigned horses at breeze-up sales in 1995.
Bernice Stables consigns a Darnay half-brother to Fota Island, who achieved a notable double by winning the Grand Annual at the Cheltenham Festival and the Red Rum Handicap Chase at Aintree in 2005 (12).
David Pipe's Pond House Stables also offers two lots holding Grand National entries, the French-bred duo Dauphin Des Carres (120) and Solarius (121), while Lucinda Russell consigns another National entry in Fair Prospect (130), a winner at Aintree in 2005.
Bishopstown Stud consigns the four-year-old Luso gelding (276), also from the family of smart chasers Bells Life, Deep Bramble, and Seven Towers.
I hope he'll come back here for October Part 1," said Browne, who consigns yearlings through his family's Meadowlands Stud in County Tipperary.
Gestt Schlossgarten consigns lot 16, a colt from a family strong on black-type.
Highbury Farm consigns an unbroken three-year-old gelding by Luso (93), from a proven family of dual-purpose winners.
Alban Chevalier du Fau consigns a K ahyasi filly (lot 88) from the family of Mill Reef, while Haras du Verbois, as agent, consigns a Verglas colt (63) out of a half-sister to Irish Derby winner Zagreb.