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Meaning of CONSIGN

Pronunciation:  kun'sIn

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [v]  give over to another for care or safekeeping; "consign your baggage"
  2. [v]  commit forever; commit irrevocably
  3. [v]  send to an address
 

CONSIGN is a 7 letter word that starts with C.

 

 Synonyms: charge
 
 See Also: abandon, check, commit, confide, deliver, entrust, hock, intrust, pawn, pledge, soak, trust

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Con*sign"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Consigned} 3; p. pr. &
    vb. n. {Consigning}.] [F. consigner, L. consignare,
    -signatu,, to seal or sign; con- + signare, fr. signum mark.
    See {Sign}.]
    1. To give, transfer, or deliver, in a formal manner, as if
       by signing over into the possession of another, or into a
       different state, with the sense of fixedness in that
       state, or permanence of possession; as, to consign the
       body to the grave.
    
             At the day of general account, good men are to be
             consigned over to another state.      --Atterbury.
    
    2. To give in charge; to commit; to intrust.
    
             Atrides, parting for the Trojan war, Consigned the
             youthful consort to his care.         --Pope.
    
             The four evangelists consigned to writing that
             history.                              --Addison.
    
    3. (Com.) To send or address (by bill of lading or otherwise)
       to an agent or correspondent in another place, to be cared
       for or sold, or for the use of such correspondent; as, to
       consign a cargo or a ship; to consign goods.
    
    4. To assign; to devote; to set apart.
    
             The French commander consigned it to the use for
             which it was intended by the donor.   --Dryden.
    
    5. To stamp or impress; to affect. [Obs.]
    
             Consign my spirit with great fear.    --Jer. Taylor.
    
    Syn: To commit; deliver; intrust; resign. See {Commit}.
    
    
  2. \Con*sign"\, v. i.
    1. To submit; to surrender or yield one's self. [Obs.]
    
             All lovers young, all lovers must Consign to thee,
             and come to dust.                     --Shak.
    
    2. To yield consent; to agree; to acquiesce. [Obs.]
    
             Augment or alter . . . And we'll consign thereto.
                                                   --Shak.
    
    
 
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