July 01, 2016
consign (verb)
\kun-SYNE\ Hear it!
What does it mean?
1 : to give over to another's care : entrust2 : to give, transfer, or deliver to another3 : to send or address (as goods) to an agent to be cared for or sold
How do you use it?
When Jacob had outgrown his favorite jacket, he was forced to admit that the time had come to consign it to the bin for the charity sale.
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Which one of these words do you think is a synonym of "consign"?

You can consign all but A to the trash heap. "Commit" may express the general idea of delivering into another person's charge or the special sense of transferring to a superior power or special place (as in "a criminal committed to prison"). "Consign" suggests removing from your control in a final or formal manner ("consigned the notes to the fire") and "relegate," another synonym, implies consigning to a particular place with the intention of getting rid of ("was relegated to a lowly position in the company").
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