Assign vs Aver - What's the difference?

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Assign is a related term of aver.

As nouns the difference between assign and aver

is that assign is an assignee while aver is ice-floe.

As a verb assign

is (lb) to designate or set apart something for some purpose.




(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.
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  • Derived terms

    * assignment * assignable * assignation


    (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



    Etymology 1

    From (etyl) aveir ((etyl) avoir), substantive use of the verb, from (etyl) .


    (en noun)
  • (obsolete) Possessions, property, belongings, wealth.
  • Etymology 2

    From (etyl) .


  • to assert the truth of, to affirm with confidence; to declare in a positive manner.
  • * 1663 ,
  • Chiron, the four-legg'd bard, had both \ A beard and tail of his own growth; \ And yet by authors 'tis averr'd , \ He made use only of his beard.
  • * 1819 CE: Percy Shelley, Peter Bell the Third :
  • The Devil, I safely can aver , / Has neither hoof, nor tail, nor sting.
  • * 1939 (MGM/Warner Home Video)
  • As Coroner, I must aver , I thoroughly examined her.
  • * 1997 Frederic W. and Roberta B. Case, Trilliums , ISBN 0-88192-374-5:
  • Small (1933) avers T. simile to be deliciously fragrant, a quality we have not noticed in our plants.
  • (legal) To prove or justify a plea.
  • (obsolete) To avouch, prove, or verify; to offer to verify.
  • Etymology 3

    Related to .


    (en noun)
  • (dialectal) A work-horse, working ox, or other beast of burden.
  • Anagrams

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