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

phrasal verb

consign to

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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 wardrobe.
  2. 2
    consign someone/something to something to put someone in an unpleasant situation that usually lasts a long time
    a dictator whose policies consigned his people to starvation
  3. 3
    consign someone/something to someone to give someone or something to someone else to look after
    We consign our children to the care of the teacher for the day.

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