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verb consign pronunciation in American English /kənˈsaɪn/
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present tense
I/you/we/theyconsign
he/she/itconsigns
present participleconsigning
past tenseconsigned
past participleconsigned
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phrasal verb

consign to

[transitive]
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present tense
I/you/we/theyconsign to
he/she/itconsigns to
present participleconsigning to
past tenseconsigned to
past participleconsigned to
formal
  1. 1
    consign someone/something to something to put someone or something somewhere, especially because you do not want to deal with them

    He consigned his work suits to the back of the closet.

  2. 2
    consign someone/something to something to put someone in an unpleasant situation that usually lasts a long time
  3. 3
    consign someone/something to someone to give someone or something to someone else to take care of

    We consign our children to the care of the teacher for the day.

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