Today’s word of the day exercise is
This word is similar in meaning to allocate. Perhaps the most useful form is assignment which is used in school and college contexts and is similar to homework. The word also is helpful in work contexts where assign is very similar in meaning to delegate.
Forms of the word
Using the word
write/hand in/submit: Students need to submit their assignments by the end of the week.
history/geography etc: The history assignments were extremely tough as they required so much research.
on assignment: He is working on an assignment in the UAE and should be back for Christmas.
task/job/role: Part of the skill of a manager is knowing how to delegate and assign different tasks to the appropriate people.
assign something to someone: The job of dealing with customer complaints has been assigned to Mr Higgins.