Mandate vs Assign - What's the difference?

mandate | assign |


As verbs the difference between mandate and assign

is that mandate is while assign is (lb) to designate or set apart something for some purpose.

As a noun assign is

an assignee.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

mandate

Noun

(en noun)
  • An official or authoritative command; an order or injunction; a commission; a judicial precept.
  • Verb

    (mandat)
  • to authorize
  • to make mandatory
  • Derived terms

    * mandatary * mandator * mandatory

    assign

    English

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • (lb) To designate or set apart something for some purpose.
  • :
  • (lb) To appoint or select someone for some office.
  • :
  • (lb) To allot or give something as a task.
  • *(Robert Southey) (1774-1843)
  • *:The man who could feel thus was worthy of a better station than that in which his lot had been assigned .
  • * (1796-1859)
  • *:He assigned to his men their several posts.
  • *
  • *:Captain Edward Carlisle; he could not tell what this prisoner might do. He cursed the fate which had assigned such a duty, cursed especially that fate which forced a gallant soldier to meet so superb a woman as this under handicap so hard.
  • (lb) To attribute or sort something into categories.
  • To transfer property, a legal right, etc., from one person to another.
  • To give (a value) to a variable.
  • :
  • Derived terms

    * assignment * assignable * assignation

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • An assignee.
  • (obsolete) A thing relating or belonging to something else; an appurtenance.
  • * Shakespeare
  • Six French rapiers and poniards, with their assigns , as girdles, hangers, and so.
    English transitive verbs