Definition of assign:
give an assignment to (a person) to a post, or assign a task to (a person)
give out; "We were assigned new uniforms"
attribute or credit to; "We attributed this quotation to Shakespeare"; "People impute great cleverness to cats"
select something or someone for a specific purpose; "The teacher assigned him to lead his classmates in the exercise"
attribute or give; "She put too much emphasis on her the last statement"; "He put all his efforts into this job"; "The teacher put an interesting twist to the interpretation of the story"
make undue claims to having
transfer one's right to
decide as to where something belongs in a scheme; "The biologist assigned the mushroom to the proper class"