Definition of consign verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    consign

     verb
    verb
    NAmE//kənˈsaɪn//
     
    (formal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they consign
     
    he / she / it consigns
     
    past simple consigned
     
    -ing form consigning
     
     
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  1. 1consign somebody/something to something to put someone or something somewhere in order to get rid of them/it I consigned her letter to the waste basket. What I didn't want was to see my mother consigned to an old people's home.
  2. 2 consign somebody/something to something to put someone or something in an unpleasant situation The decision to close the factory has consigned 6,000 people to the scrap heap. A car accident consigned him to a wheelchair for the rest of his life.
  3. 3consign something to somebody to give or send something to someone
  4. 4consign something to somebody to sell old clothes, furniture, etc., through a consignment shop
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