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Thesaurus Definition of assign

Synonyms & Similar Words

  • share (out)
  • parcel (out)
  • redistribute
  • reapportion

Antonyms & Near Antonyms

  • deprive (of)
  • appropriate
  • pass (down)
  • expropriate
  • single (out)

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How is the word assign different from other verbs like it?

Some common synonyms of assign are ascribe , attribute , credit , and impute . While all these words mean "to lay something to the account of a person or thing," assign implies ascribing with certainty or after deliberation.

In what contexts can ascribe take the place of assign ?

The synonyms ascribe and assign are sometimes interchangeable, but ascribe suggests an inferring or conjecturing of cause, quality, authorship.

How is attribute related to other words for assign ?

Attribute suggests less tentativeness than ascribe , less definiteness than assign .

Where would credit be a reasonable alternative to assign ?

In some situations, the words credit and assign are roughly equivalent. However, credit implies ascribing a thing or especially an action to a person or other thing as its agent, source, or explanation.

When is it sensible to use impute instead of assign ?

While in some cases nearly identical to assign , impute suggests ascribing something that brings discredit by way of accusation or blame.

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adjective as in definite

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  • beyond doubt
  • circumscribed
  • determinate
  • established

adjective as in destined

  • appropriated

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adjective as in distributed

  • apportioned
  • spread evenly

adjective as in mandated

  • requisitioned

adjective as in named

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  • commissioned
  • consecrated
  • decided upon

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adjective as in fixed, certain, positive

adjective as in en route, on the road to

adjective as in delivered

adjective as in administered

adjective as in chosen

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Bratton now announced that he was appointing Ramos an honorary chaplain at the 84th Precinct where he was assigned.

Black and purple bunting went up over the doorway at the 84th Precinct stationhouse where Ramos and Liu had been assigned.

Two police assigned to the apartment on a detail were doing a “vertical patrol” up the stairs when the door opened.

To make matters worse, Jackson placed great value on regurgitating every last detail of the assigned texts.

It had been a headline case, and a task force of over a hundred detectives had been assigned to investigate.

The actor, whose name was Taylor, could not remember the name assigned to him in his part of the play.

Leave the girl to grow up in the station to which God has assigned her, no matter by whose human hands the deed was done.

An insurance policy may be assigned, though it usually contains a clause that the consent of the insurer is needful.

It is ninety-seven miles due East from the situation assigned to Dampier's Rocks.

The funds assigned some years before for the support of the civil list had fallen short of the estimate.

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Firefighters Work Gas Leak in San Diego; 22 Assigned to Check

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Firefighters were working a natural gas leak in a residential neighborhood of San Diego Saturday.

Units were dispatched at 12:17 p.m. Saturday and arrived a few minutes later to 4214 Arden Way off Sunset Boulevard, according to the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department.

A total of 22 personnel were assigned to the leak, including one truck, four engines and one supporting agency, fire officials said.

No injuries or evacuations were immediately reported.

The cause of the leak was unknown.

–City News Service

More than 100 out-of-city officers assisted Scottsdale police at chaotic WM Phoenix Open

At least a dozen law enforcement agencies sent more than 100 officers to assist Scottsdale with public safety services at this year's WM Phoenix Open, where large crowds , soggy conditions and alcohol spelled trouble for event organizers.

Massive weekend crowds were unable to spread out on the grass banks around the course given the muddy conditions, creating such congestion that the gates were closed Saturday to afternoon ticketholders.

Alcohol fueled the heckling of players and other bad behavior during the four-day tournament.

Scottsdale police arrested a record 54 people, tripling the number from the previous year. And 211 fans were ejected from the event, which is more than twice the amount thrown out during the past two Opens.

There were widespread reports of fans entering without tickets being checked or scanned, in an attempt to unclog the main entrance.

Tournament chair George Thimsen, in an interview with Golfweek Thursday, said organizers would review this year's event as they planned next year's tournament, and crowd size would be reviewed.

"I would say that likely there will be less people on a Friday and a Saturday at our event and that we would focus on quality over quantity," he said.

He acknowledged "a lot of humans" at the event but did not characterize conditions as unsafe.

"That's because of the hard work of our first responders and law enforcement and volunteers," he said. "There may have been some frustrated fans ... But at the end of the day, I think it (closing the gates) was the right call, and it was a successful event.

"Fron a safety perspective, there wasn't a lot of major issues, and we feel thankful and blessed for that." 

He said, "We have, you know, our PD all over ... the course and supporting throughout the tournament." He did say he expected a stronger police presence next year, "especially from a player perspective."

Scottsdale police coordinate efforts with other Phoenix area departments to provide security. Pro Em is the company that provides event management and security staff at the tournament.

It remains unclear what the overall total number of officers was at the event or how that stacks up to previous years, but Scottsdale Police Department spokesperson Aaron Bolin said it "was staffed very similarly to every other year we have done it.

"This event is planned so well in advance and we have a ton of historical data as we staff it each year," Bolin said, "We do have, according to our models and according to what has worked for us in the past, adequate staffing."

The Arizona Republic asked 14 local law enforcement agencies how many officers and other resources they provided at the Open.

Scottsdale police declined to specify. "We do not want people with bad intentions to know how many officers and resources are staffed and working at the event.  We don’t discuss it for security reasons," Sgt. Allison Sempsis said.

Peoria and Mesa police did not immediately provide an answer. But 11 other departments confirmed they sent officers to the tournament.

  • Tempe: Sent approximately 50 officers between Wednesday and Saturday to provide "support" for the event. The department said the number of its officers assigned this year was lower than usual because of other events.
  • Arizona Department of Public Safety : Sent about 30 off-duty troopers. The department was unable to provide the number of troopers it sent during previous years.
  • Chandler: Sent about a dozen officers to provide support on bicycles.
  • Surprise: Sent four bicycle officers who worked with Scottsdale's bike team but provided no enforcement on "incidents that result in charges."
  • Gilbert: Had about 12 officers on bike teams and night traffic units. The department had a more limited presence at the open than usual because of officers' regular shifts on Thursday through Saturday.
  • Apache Junction: Sent six officers who assisted Scottsdale police and the private security company.
  • Arizona State University Police: Sent four officers from Wednesday to Saturday.
  • Queen Creek and Goodyear: Sent one and two dog units to the Open, respectively. Goodyear's unit did explosive sweeps every morning.
  • Phoenix police and Maricopa County Sheriff's Office : Only sent deputies and officers to the "Know Your Limit" event on Friday and Saturday to highlight the effects of alcohol consumption. The agencies provided no enforcement.

The staffing models the Scottsdale department uses involve a lighter police presence on Tuesday and Wednesday for pre-tournament events, when Pro Em is mostly able to manage the crowds, Bolin said.

Thursday through Saturday is when law enforcement agencies ramp up their efforts as more fans arrive.

Bolin said security at the tournament is so well done, Scottsdale police "have outside police agencies and event coordinators actually come to our tournament, in particular, to see how we do it and how we are successful." He noted that a team of police officers from Sweden previously had visited to learn from the Phoenix Open's practices.

Some of the chaotic fan behavior was a matter for Pro Em security rather than the police, Bolin said. An increased police presence or different law enforcement model would not have made much of a difference when it came to constraining some of that, he said.

"I'm not really sure that a different staffing model would have solved any of the issues that were out there, that people are posting about, people sliding down hills, things like that. Just because something isn't golf etiquette, or it's ... raucous behavior doesn't necessarily mean it's against the law."

Reporter Sam Kmack covers Tempe, Scottsdale and Chandler.   Follow him on X  @KmackSam   or reach him at  [email protected] .

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‘All-around beast’: F-16 Fighting Falcon marks 50 years of flight, 43 in South Korea

An F-16 Fighting Falcon assigned to the 35th Fighter Squadron takes off from Kunsan Air Base, South Korea, Sept. 27, 2023.

An F-16 Fighting Falcon assigned to the 35th Fighter Squadron takes off from Kunsan Air Base, South Korea, Sept. 27, 2023. (Karla Parra/U.S. Air Force)

Col. Matthew Gaetke first arrived at the home of the 8th Fighter Wing in South Korea 15 years ago as an Air Force captain assigned to fly the F-16 Fighting Falcon.

Today, he is back at Kunsan Air Base , this time as wing commander. Since that first tour, Gaetke has logged 2,200 flight hours, most of them in the F-16, which turned 50 on Feb. 2.

“The thing that you see in pictures of the F-16 that’s hard to appreciate is just how good the office window is,” he said during an interview Tuesday, referring to the bubble canopy that gives pilots of the multirole fighter a wide view of the world around them.

“Having that window in some amazing sunrises or seeing your wingman silhouetted against the morning sun on a thunder cloud — there’s things that you see that you wish you could describe for folks.”

Retired Air Force Lt. Col. Dan Hampton pilots an F-16 Fighting Falcon in this undated photo.

Retired Air Force Lt. Col. Dan Hampton pilots an F-16 Fighting Falcon in this undated photo. (Dan Hampton)

Kunsan was the first U.S. air base overseas to receive the F-16, now a respected fighter the world over with a proven combat record.

A prototype developed by General Dynamics first flew on Jan. 20, 1974, an unplanned flight to avoid an accident on the runway at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif.

The prototype took to the skies again less than two weeks later for its first official flight.

The Air Force took delivery of its first F-16 in August 1978, according to a 2003 news release from current maker Lockheed Martin.

Today, approximately 3,100 F-16s are in service in 25 countries, with a 113-jet backlog on orders for six countries for the newest version, the Block 70/72, according to Lockheed Martin.

The fourth-generation warplane, built as a simplified fighter with reduced size, costs and weight, can pull up to nine Gs, more than most other fighters, according to the Air Force.

About 40 F-16s occupy the Kunsan flightline today. The compact fighter is the backbone of the 7th Air Force, headquartered at Osan Air Base, whose mission is to defend South Korea from North Korea, wing spokeswoman Capt. Kaylin Hankerson said by email Thursday.

As tensions increase on the Korean Peninsula with each ballistic missile test or artillery round fired by the North, the F-16 has flown increasing numbers of sorties, including alongside U.S. allies.

On Oct. 22, for example, two U.S. F-16s, two South Korean F-15K Slam Eagles and two Japanese F-2s escorted an Air Force B-52H Stratofortress bomber in the three countries’ first combined airpower demonstration.

F-16 Fighting Falcons assigned to the 80th and 35th Fighter Squadrons taxi before take-off at Kunsan Air Base, South Korea, Dec. 1, 2023.

F-16 Fighting Falcons assigned to the 80th and 35th Fighter Squadrons taxi before take-off at Kunsan Air Base, South Korea, Dec. 1, 2023. (Karla Parra/U.S. Air Force)

The fourth-generation F-16 makes up about 50% of the Air Force fleet and has flown in every major U.S. conflict since 1974.

The Fighting Falcon, also known as the Viper by its pilots, is easily upgraded with new equipment to face evolving threats, according to Dan Hampton, a retired Air Force lieutenant colonel and former F-16 pilot who earned four Distinguished Flying Crosses with Valor in Kosovo, Iraq and the first Gulf War.

“What’s made it so successful is that it’s so adaptable,” he said by phone Saturday.

The jet was designed with modular components that could be replaced with the latest technology, Hampton said.

Modifying jets “used to involve pulling them into the factory and ripping their guts out,” he said.

The F-16, however, “was designed so extraordinarily well in the beginning that when new technology came along, when things needed to be added, essentially all you did was pull the boxes out,” Hampton said.

An F-16A Fighting Falcon flown by the Thunderbirds aerial demonstration team from 1983-1992 is on display in the Hill Aerospace Museum at Hill Air Force Base, Utah.

An F-16A Fighting Falcon flown by the Thunderbirds aerial demonstration team from 1983-1992 is on display in the Hill Aerospace Museum at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. (Todd Cromar/U.S. Air Force)

In 2022, the Air Force started “one of the largest modernization efforts” in its history with $6.3 billion in improvements to 608 F-16s.

The project included 22 upgrades, including installation of the Active Electronically Scanned Array radar and jam-resistant communications systems used by U.S., NATO and other allied forces.

“The first F-16 that flew 50 years ago looks nothing like these F-16s that we have on the ramp out here,” Gaetke said. “The cockpit looks very different than it did when I was here the first time 15 years ago.”

Diverse but challenging

The F-16 upgrades bore fruit, particularly during the onset of the 2003 Iraq War, when the fighters struck surface-to-air missile sites and provided close-air support.

A few days into the war, many of the U.S. F-15E Strike Eagles — initially designed to focus on air-to-air combat — were “sent home because the F-16s could do everything they were doing,” Hampton said.

The F-16s’ ability to provide air-to-air and air-to-ground support made it an “all-around beast” in combat, he said.

The American F-16s in Iraq would “go out and purposefully pick a fight with surface-to-air missiles and all the things that other airplanes avoid like the plague,” Hampton said.

The F-16’s diverse but challenging mission set appeals to some pilots, Gaetke said.

Although older than the fifth-generation F-35 Lightning II stealth fighter, the Fighting Falcon’s evolution over the past decades keeps it relevant in the Air Force.

The F-16s provide a “great introduction to the fighter mentality” and many of its pilots at Kunsan go on to fly F-35s, Gaetke said.

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  • US, Japan, South Korea hold first-ever joint air drills with eye on North Korea

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