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SAT vocabulary: consign

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consign most nearly means

(A) exit (B) transfer (C) irk (D) regret (E) deem

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Part of Speech: VERB

Pronunciations: IPA: /kən.ˈsaɪn/ Glossary-style: [kuhn-SAIN]

Definition: give over to the care of someone else. put something in a place for unused or unwanted things, especially figuratively (Ex: The failed politician was consigned to the dustbin of history.). give something to be sold (Ex: to consign furniture to a local shop).

Example: Many consumers prefer to buy products that are new and unused, but during times of financial difficult, people find it easier to consign their unwanted goods to so-called consignment shops, which will keep a percentage of the sales as commission.

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