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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 con·sign /kənˈsaɪn/
 (vt.)交付,分配,委託,寄存

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Con·sign v. i.
 1. To submit; to surrender or yield one's self. [Obs.]
 All lovers young, all lovers must
 Consign to thee, and come to dust.   --Shak.
 2. To yield consent; to agree; to acquiesce. [Obs.]
 Augment or alter . . .
 And we'll consign thereto.   --Shak.
 

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Con·sign v. t. [imp. & p. p. Consigned 3; p. pr. & vb. n. Consigning.]
 1. To give, transfer, or deliver, in a formal manner, as if by signing over into the possession of another, or into a different state, with the sense of fixedness in that state, or permanence of possession; as, to consign the body to the grave.
    At the day of general account, good men are to be consigned over to another state.   --Atterbury.
 2. To give in charge; to commit; to intrust.
 Atrides, parting for the Trojan war,
 Consigned the youthful consort to his care.   --Pope.
    The four evangelists consigned to writing that history.   --Addison.
 3. Com. To send or address (by bill of lading or otherwise) to an agent or correspondent in another place, to be cared for or sold, or for the use of such correspondent; as, to consign a cargo or a ship; to consign goods.
 4. To assign; to devote; to set apart.
    The French commander consigned it to the use for which it was intended by the donor.   --Dryden.
 5. To stamp or impress; to affect. [Obs.]
    Consign my spirit with great fear.   --Jer. Taylor.
 Syn: -- To commit; deliver; intrust; resign. See Commit.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 consign
      v 1: commit forever; commit irrevocably
      2: give over to another for care or safekeeping; "consign your
         baggage" [syn: charge]
      3: send to an address