from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To assign to a new position, distribution, or function: reassigned the ambassador to a new post; reassigned the job to more experienced workers.
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- v. assign again
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To assign back or again; to transfer back what has been assigned.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To assign again; transfer back or to another what has been assigned.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. transfer somebody to a different position or location of work
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He had to practically be begged to fire - sorry, to "reassign" - offensive coordinator John Hufnagel near the end of 2006 in an obvious act of self-preservation.
The gods can easily "reassign" them, placing them into the economy which they played a part in destroying, ironically.
His decision to "reassign" pitching coach John Cumberland (who only took over the job three weeks ago when Joe Kerrigan was promoted to manager) may have been the last straw in the fragile Boston clubhouse.
He had to practically be begged to fire - sorry, to "reassign"
When you get the messages to your new account, you can reassign the original labels and delete the third one.
The denouement inside Renault played out this way: Last week, Renault said it would reassign Patrick Pelata , the chief operating officer and possible successor to Mr. Ghosn.
Bank of America Corp. left the business in February, citing the need to reassign employees to loan-modification work.
The more likely scenario is that ownership will reassign Mr. Minaya within the organization and strip him of much of his power.
After the paper agreed to reassign him, he wrote a personal essay in the summer of 2007 that became an international sensation for its honest exploration of doubt.
That being said, what other job can you retire and come back 4 months later and demand they reassign the person who has replaced you?