consign

consign
consign con‧sign [kənˈsaɪn] verb [transitive] formal
1. TRANSPORT COMMERCE to send or deliver goods to someone, usually someone who has bought them:

• Another copy of the document is sent to the party to whom the goods are consigned.

2. if you consign a work of art to an auctioneer, you ask them to sell it:

• He has consigned a Rembrandt to Sotheby's.

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consign UK US /kənˈsaɪn/ verb [T] COMMERCE
to send goods or documents to a person or company: consign sth to sb »

The goods will be consigned to you by air freight.

to give something to an auctioneer and ask them to sell it for you: »

Most items that you consign to us for sale will be illustrated in our online catalogue.


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • Consign — Con*sign , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Consigned} 3; p. pr. & vb. n. {Consigning}.] [F. consigner, L. consignare, signatu,, to seal or sign; con + signare, fr. signum mark. See {Sign}.] 1. To give, transfer, or deliver, in a formal manner, as if by… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • consign — con·sign /kən sīn/ vt: to entrust (one s goods) to the possession of a dealer to be sold for profit or returned if unsold compare bail, entrust con·sign·ment n con·sign·or /kən sī nər, ˌkän ˌsī nȯr/ n …   Law dictionary

  • Consign — Con*sign , v. i. 1. To submit; to surrender or yield one s self. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] All lovers young, all lovers must Consign to thee, and come to dust. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. To yield consent; to agree; to acquiesce. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • consign — ► VERB 1) deliver to someone s possession or care. 2) send (goods) by a public carrier. 3) (consign to) put (someone or something) in (a place) so as to be rid of them. DERIVATIVES consignee noun consignor noun. ORIGIN …   English terms dictionary

  • consign — [kən sīn′] vt. [L consignare, to seal, register < com , together + signare, to sign, mark < signum,SIGN] 1. to hand over; give up or deliver [consigned to jail] 2. to put in the care of another; entrust [consign the orphan to her uncle s… …   English World dictionary

  • consign — To hand over or give possession of an asset to someone. (Dictionary of Canadian Bankruptcy Terms) United Glossary of Bankruptcy Terms 2012 …   Glossary of Bankruptcy

  • consign — early 15c., to ratify by a sign or seal, from M.Fr. consigner (15c.), from L. consignare to seal, register, originally to mark with a sign, from com together (see COM (Cf. com )) + signare to sign, mark, from signum sign (see SIGN (Cf …   Etymology dictionary

  • consign — *commit, entrust, confide, relegate Analogous words: transfer, *move, remove, shift: assign, allocate, *allot: resign, surrender, yield (see RELINQUISH) …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • consign — [v] entrust, hand over for care address, appoint, assign, authorize, commend to, commission, commit, confide, convey, delegate, deliver, deposit with, dispatch, forward, give, issue, put in charge of, relegate, remit, route, send, ship, transfer …   New thesaurus

  • consign to — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms consign to : present tense I/you/we/they consign to he/she/it consigns to present participle consigning to past tense consigned to past participle consigned to formal 1) consign someone/something to something… …   English dictionary

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