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Assign, vb. 1) to allot: “like fools that in th' imagination set the goodly objects which abroad they find of lands and mansions, theirs in thought --ed,” Compl. 138. “in their --ed and native dwelling-place,” As II, 1, 63. “England from Trent and Severn hitherto is to my part --ed,” H4A III, 1, 75. “to his conveyance I a. my wife,” Oth. I, 3, 286. “to Ptolemy he --ed Syria,” Ant. III, 6, 15.
2) to appoint: “I pray your highness to a. our trial day,” R2 I, 1, 151. And with a common inversion: “till we a. you to your days of trial,” IV, 106 (== till we a. to you your days of trial).
3) to destine: “--ed am I to be the English scourge,” H6A I, 2, 129. “whether I in any just term am --ed to love the Moor,” Oth. I, 1, 39 (so Q1; all the other O. Edd. affined).
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