consign

The verb consign means to transfer permanently to another. You can consign ownership of your old car to your son, an act that will probably make you the "best parent ever" in his eyes.

Consign means to commit or relegate. Those platform shoes you still have from high school in the 1970s? You should probably consign them to the trash — of course, they probably should have been consigned in the 1970s! Consign can also be used if you turn over an object for sale where the business making the sale gets a percentage of the profits and so do you. If you don't like the art work you inherited, you might consign it with an auction house and use the profits to buy something you like better.

Primary Meanings of consign

1.
v
give over to another for care or safekeeping
2.
v
send to an address
Full Definitions of consign
1

v give over to another for care or safekeeping

consign your baggage”
Synonyms:
charge
Types:
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pledge
give as a guarantee
hock, pawn, soak
leave as a guarantee in return for money
check
hand over something to somebody as for temporary safekeeping
check
consign for shipment on a vehicle
collateralize
pledge as a collateral
give
offer in good faith
hypothecate
pledge without delivery or title of possession
Type of:
commit, confide, entrust, intrust, trust
confer a trust upon

v commit forever; commit irrevocably

Type of:
abandon
forsake, leave behind
2

v send to an address

Type of:
deliver
bring to a destination, make a delivery

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