Definition of reassign in English:



  • 1 Appoint (someone) to a different post or role.

    ‘he had been reassigned to another post’
    • ‘The courts are saying that they've needed to reassign people to handle all the subpoena requests and have become little more than a ‘clearinghouse’.’
    • ‘And people had to reassign me in their own minds.’
    • ‘The current search began when the previous manager was reassigned from the post in August.’
    • ‘After it was discovered that his daughter has cancer he was reassigned in June 2003 to Fort Sam Houston to be with his family.’
    • ‘When a position is eliminated in the Active ranks, the personnel system reassigns the soldier.’
    • ‘The editor then changed Webb's status from investigative reporter and reassigned him to a distant bureau, miles away from his family.’
    • ‘He was immediately reassigned to administrative duties.’
    • ‘The company also maintains a labor policy that reassigns workers rather than laying them off, which has led to a very low turnover rate and reduces hiring and training costs.’
    • ‘Get rid of wasteful overlaps in the government bureaucracy and reassign those people to useful, new jobs’
    • ‘Reporters are reassigned to new jobs from time to time.’
    • ‘You must have known now that I am relieving you from your current post and reassigning you back to internals.’
    • ‘In July, an Army captain was reassigned and stripped of his leave home after writing an opinion piece published in the Washington Post.’
    • ‘Like the Republicans, he believed the president wanted the flexibility to hire, fire and reassign workers.’
    • ‘He then served as an instructor in engineering at West Point for two years after which he was reassigned to a post in Georgia.’
    • ‘Within about 15 minutes of that release, we were reassigned to Riverside County.’
    • ‘In some cases you might even have to reassign people.’
    • ‘The school has written to Sutton social services requesting a social worker is reassigned to Robert.’
    • ‘But as business turns sour, his boss threatens to reassign him.’
    • ‘In the meantime, I was reassigned to the position of legal affairs correspondent, a post which I held for five years.’
    • ‘During her tumultuous time as deputy bureau chief in the late eighties, she proposed reassigning many reporters out, to other bureaus and lesser posts.’
    1. 1.1Allocate or distribute (work or resources) differently.
      ‘he ordered the ministries to reassign the vehicles’
      • ‘The online site will be monitored for the next year, noting the number of hits and messages from the viewers and then the project will be redesigned and reassigned.’
      • ‘Players need to help each other to complete the game, exchanging their partial views of the game, suggesting moves to each other, and reassigning the workload among themselves.’
      • ‘For example, both authors use a combination of rescreening data, laboratory statistics, report accuracy, and program performance to reassign workload.’
      • ‘‘By closing those offices that are no longer efficient, the ministry can instead reassign resources and energy to other matters,’ Chien said.’
      • ‘In his opinion the chairperson had general power to assign and reassign cases already assigned.’
      • ‘Two clicks, and the tracks and mixer appeared; only the second set of 12 tracks needed to be reassigned at the mixer.’
      • ‘To avoid this, ML reassigned the allocation of one patient, chosen at random, within each batch, before we reverted to minimisation.’
      • ‘Laws that interfere with contracts simply assign and reassign risk.’
      • ‘On Lag 0 Ignored Repetition trials, the probe target was reassigned the word that appeared as the distractor in the second prime display.’
      • ‘Although courses in the program would continue to be offered, the administration reassigned the professor's courses to others.’
      • ‘So Dad had his project reassigned and moved us up to Alaska.’
      • ‘After assigning clusters randomly, the researchers had to combine and reassign clusters.’
      • ‘Would the ability to reassign resources without downtime or service interruption be beneficial?’
      • ‘During the equilibration phase, the velocities were reassigned every 0.5 ps, conforming to the Maxwell-Boltzmann distribution.’
      • ‘Several species originally assigned to Zanthopsis have been formally reassigned to other genera herein or by other authors.’
      • ‘Sure, that can be fine-tuned so that there is not too much of a surplus in staffing, by reassigning stuff and bouncing it to other centres, provided that is done properly.’
      • ‘So things are once again in a state of rearrangement in my humble apartment, getting shifted, moved around and reassigned.’
      • ‘A military leader explained that Vietnam is inactivated at this date and its mission and functions reassigned.’
      • ‘With the introduction of newer virtual-storage technologies, system administrators can dynamically assign, reassign, and allocate storage resources in real time.’
      • ‘Legal experts said it is common practice in the Eastern District of Virginia to reassign a bankruptcy case to the same judge who handled the first one.’
      assign temporarily, lend
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