consign

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WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
con•sign /kənˈsaɪn/USA pronunciation   v. [+ object]
  1. to hand over or deliver, esp. for sale:to consign goods to a warehouse.
  2. to transfer to another's custody or charge;
    entrust:He was consigned to the care of a foster home.
  3. to set (something) apart and away from oneself;
    banish:[+ object + to + object]Marxism was consigned to the rubbish heap of history.
con•sign•a•ble, adj. See -sign-.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
con•sign  (kən sīn),USA pronunciation v.t. 
  1. to hand over or deliver formally or officially; commit (often fol. by to).
  2. to transfer to another's custody or charge;
    entrust.
  3. to set apart for or devote to (a special purpose or use):to consign two afternoons a week to the club.
  4. to banish or set apart in one's mind;
    relegate:to consign unpleasant thoughts to oblivion.
  5. Business[Com.]
    • Businessto ship, as by common carrier, esp. for sale or custody.
    • Businessto address for such shipment.
  6. [Obs.]to confirm or ratify, as with a seal or other token.

v.i. 
  1. to agree or assent.
  2. [Obs.]to yield or submit.
con•signa•ble, adj. 
con•sig•na•tion  (kən sīn),USA pronunciation n. 
  • Medieval Latin consignāre to mark with sign of cross, Latin: to mark with a seal. See con-, sign
  • Middle French consigner)
  • 1400–50; late Middle English; apparently (
    • 1.See corresponding entry in Unabridged relegate, assign.
    • 2.See corresponding entry in Unabridged confide.

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
consign /kənˈsaɪn/ vb (mainly tr)
  1. to hand over or give into the care or charge of another; entrust
  2. to commit irrevocably: he consigned the papers to the flames
  3. to commit for admittance: to consign someone to jail
  4. to address or deliver (goods) for sale, disposal, etc: it was consigned to his London address
Etymology: 15th Century: from Old French consigner, from Latin consignāre to put one's seal to, sign, from signum mark, sign

conˈsignable adj
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