The verb reassign means to move someone or something to a new location, department, or position. If your department was in the Cincinnati office but then your boss moved you to the Chicago office, you were reassigned.

Reassign is a combination of re-, meaning "again," and assign, which is from the Latin word assignare, meaning to mark out. Today reassign is often used in work-related discussions to indicate a transfer. If your boss says, "I'm going to reassign you to the Peterson project," you may be flattered that your boss thinks highly enough of you to put you on such a high profile project. But when reality sets in, you realize that your boss just assigned you tons of extra work for a cranky client. Congrats!

Definitions of reassign
  1. verb
    transfer somebody to a different position or location of work
    synonyms: transfer
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    transfer an employee to a different, temporary assignment
    hand over one and receive another, approximately equivalent
    exchange people temporarily to fulfill certain jobs and functions
    type of:
    assign, delegate, depute, designate
    give an assignment to (a person) to a post, or assign a task to (a person)
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