issue (something) to (one)

issue (something) to (one)

To allocate, assign, or distribute something officially to one. A: "Are you sure the hospital issued a birth certificate to you guys when I was born?" B: "Uh, yes, they definitely did. It's got to be around here somewhere." In light of the mix-up, the company has stated that it will issue tickets to all customers free of charge.
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issue something to someone

to distribute or dispense something to someone. The front office issued new assignments to everyone today. New keys were issued to everyone.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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