Definition of reassign in English:

reassign

verb

[WITH OBJECT]
  • 1 Appoint (someone) to a different post or role:

    ‘he had been reassigned to another post’
    • ‘And people had to reassign me in their own minds.’
    • ‘Get rid of wasteful overlaps in the government bureaucracy and reassign those people to useful, new jobs’
    • ‘After it was discovered that his daughter has cancer he was reassigned in June 2003 to Fort Sam Houston to be with his family.’
    • ‘He was immediately reassigned to administrative duties.’
    • ‘When a position is eliminated in the Active ranks, the personnel system reassigns the soldier.’
    • ‘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’.’
    • ‘Within about 15 minutes of that release, we were reassigned to Riverside County.’
    • ‘The school has written to Sutton social services requesting a social worker is reassigned to Robert.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘But as business turns sour, his boss threatens to reassign him.’
    • ‘In July, an Army captain was reassigned and stripped of his leave home after writing an opinion piece published in the Washington Post.’
    • ‘He then served as an instructor in engineering at West Point for two years after which he was reassigned to a post in Georgia.’
    • ‘The editor then changed Webb's status from investigative reporter and reassigned him to a distant bureau, miles away from his family.’
    • ‘In some cases you might even have to reassign people.’
    • ‘The current search began when the previous manager was reassigned from the post in August.’
    • ‘Like the Republicans, he believed the president wanted the flexibility to hire, fire and reassign workers.’
    • ‘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.’
    1. 1.1 Allocate or distribute (work or resources) differently:
      ‘he ordered the ministries to reassign the vehicles’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘On Lag 0 Ignored Repetition trials, the probe target was reassigned the word that appeared as the distractor in the second prime display.’
      • ‘So things are once again in a state of rearrangement in my humble apartment, getting shifted, moved around and reassigned.’
      • ‘In his opinion the chairperson had general power to assign and reassign cases already assigned.’
      • ‘For example, both authors use a combination of rescreening data, laboratory statistics, report accuracy, and program performance to reassign workload.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘Would the ability to reassign resources without downtime or service interruption be beneficial?’
      • ‘So Dad had his project reassigned and moved us up to Alaska.’
      • ‘With the introduction of newer virtual-storage technologies, system administrators can dynamically assign, reassign, and allocate storage resources in real time.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘To avoid this, ML reassigned the allocation of one patient, chosen at random, within each batch, before we reverted to minimisation.’
      • ‘‘By closing those offices that are no longer efficient, the ministry can instead reassign resources and energy to other matters,’ Chien said.’
      • ‘Laws that interfere with contracts simply assign and reassign risk.’
      • ‘Two clicks, and the tracks and mixer appeared; only the second set of 12 tracks needed to be reassigned at the mixer.’
      • ‘A military leader explained that Vietnam is inactivated at this date and its mission and functions reassigned.’
      • ‘After assigning clusters randomly, the researchers had to combine and reassign clusters.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘Although courses in the program would continue to be offered, the administration reassigned the professor's courses to others.’
      assign temporarily, lend
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Pronunciation:

reassign

/riːəˈsʌɪn/