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{adj: commissioned} (of military officers) holding by virtue of a commission a rank of second lieutenant or ensign or above
<-> noncommissioned



{adj: studied, deliberate} produced or marked by conscious design or premeditation
"a studied smile"
"a note of biting irony and studied insult"- V.L.Parrington
<-> unstudied

{adj: uninspiring} depressing to the spirit
"a villa of uninspiring design"
<-> inspiring

{adj: voluntary} of your own free will or design; not forced or compelled
"man is a voluntary agent"
"participation was voluntary"
"voluntary manslaughter"
"voluntary generosity in times of disaster"
"voluntary social workers"
"a voluntary confession"
<-> involuntary

{adv: visibly} so as to be visible
"the sign was visibly displayed"

{n: Aries, Aries the Ram, Ram} the first sign of the zodiac which the sun enters at the vernal equinox; the sun is in this sign from about March 21 to April 19

{n: Calixtus II, Guy of Burgundy} pope who in 1122 forced the Holy Roman Emperor Henry V to sign a concordat that recognized the right of the church to choose its own leadership (died in 1124)

{n: Jacquemier's sign} a purplish discoloration of the mucous membrane of the vagina that occurs early in pregnancy

{n: V sign} a sign (for victory); making a V with the index and middle fingers

{n: Virgo, Virgo the Virgin, Virgin} the sixth sign of the zodiac; the sun is in this sign from about August 23 to September 22

{n: absolute value} a numerical value regardless of its sign

{n: acrocyanosis, Raynaud's sign} cyanosis of the extremities; can occur when a spasm of the blood vessels is caused by exposure to cold or by strong emotion

{n: argyle, argyll} a design consisting of a pattern of varicolored diamonds on a solid background (originally for knitted articles); patterned after the tartan of a clan in western Scotland

{n: catch} a break or check in the voice (usually a sign of strong emotion)

{n: emblem} special design or visual object representing a quality, type, group, etc.

{n: heart murmur, cardiac murmur, murmur} an abnormal sound of the heart; sometimes a sign of abnormal function of the heart valves

{n: life jacket, life vest, cork jacket} life preserver consisting of a sleeveless jacket of buoyant or inflatable design

{n: marquetry, marqueterie} inlaid veneers are fitted together to form a design or picture that is then used to ornament furniture

{n: pocket veto} indirect veto of legislation by refusing to sign it

{n: reverse, verso} the side of a coin or medal that does not bear the principal design
<-> obverse

{n: sign language, signing} language expressed by visible hand gestures

{n: sign, mark} a perceptible indication of something not immediately apparent (as a visible clue that something has happened)
"he showed signs of strain"
"they welcomed the signs of spring"

{n: silkscreen, silk screen print, serigraph} a print made using a stencil process in which an image or design is superimposed on a very fine mesh screen and printing ink is squeegeed onto the printing surface through the area of the screen that is not covered by the stencil

{n: street sign} a sign visible from the street

{n: vital sign} sign of life; usually an indicator of a person's general physical condition
"he was still alive but his vital signs were weak"

{v: allow, appropriate, earmark, set aside, reserve} give or assign a share of money or time to a particular person or cause
"I will earmark this money for your research"

{v: appoint, charge} assign a duty, responsibility or obligation to
"He was appointed deputy manager"
"She was charged with supervising the creation of a concordance"

{v: arrogate, assign} make undue claims to having

{v: assign, allot, portion} give out or allot
"We were assigned new uniforms"

{v: assign, attribute} decide as to where something belongs in a scheme
"The biologist assigned the mushroom to the proper class"

{v: assign, specify, set apart} select something or someone for a specific purpose
"The teacher assigned him to lead his classmates in the exercise"

{v: assign} transfer one's right to

{v: bless, sign} make the sign of the cross over someone in order to call on God for protection ; consecrate

{v: block} stamp or emboss a title or design on a book with a block
"block the book cover"

{v: brocade} weave a design into (textiles)

{v: calculate, aim, direct} specifically design a product, event, or activity for a certain public

{v: cast} assign the roles of (a movie or a play) to actors
"Who cast this beautiful movie?"

{v: categorize, categorise} place into or assign to a category
"Children learn early on to categorize"

{v: charge, saddle, burden} impose a task upon, assign a responsibility to
"He charged her with cleaning up all the files over the weekend"

{v: check in, sign in} announce one's arrival, e.g. at hotels or airports
<-> check out

{v: check} consign for shipment on a vehicle
"check your luggage before boarding"

{v: co-sign, cosign} sign jointly
"Husband and wife co-signed the lease"

{v: complicate, refine, rarify, elaborate} make more complex, intricate, or richer
"refine a design or pattern"

{v: consign, charge} give over to another for care or safekeeping
"consign your baggage"

{v: consign} commit forever ; commit irrevocably

{v: consign} send to an address

{v: contract out} assign a job to someone outside one's own business

{v: cosign, co-sign} sign and endorse (another person's signature), as for a loan

{v: countersign} add one's signature to after another's to attest authenticity
"You must countersign on this line of the contract"

{v: cross oneself} make the sign of the cross ; in the Catholic religion

{v: curtsy, bob} make a curtsy ; usually done only by girls and women ; as a sign of respect
"She curtsied when she shook the Queen's hand"

{v: date} assign a date to ; determine the (probable) date of
"Scientists often cannot date precisely archeological or prehistorical findings"

{v: deactivate} remove from active military status or reassign
"The men were deactivated after five years of service"

{v: delegate, designate, depute, assign} give an assignment to (a person) to a post, or assign a task to (a person)

{v: demote, bump, relegate, break, kick downstairs} assign to a lower position ; reduce in rank
"She was demoted because she always speaks up"
"He was broken down to Sargeant"
<-> promote

{v: denote} be a sign or indication of
"Her smile denoted that she agreed"

{v: design, plan} make a design of ; plan out in systematic, often graphic form
"design a better mousetrap"
"plan the new wing of the museum"

{v: designate, denominate} assign a name or title to

{v: design} conceive or fashion in the mind ; invent
"She designed a good excuse for not attending classes that day"

{v: design} create designs
"Dupont designs for the house of Chanel"

{v: design} create the design for ; create or execute in an artistic or highly skilled manner
"Chanel designed the famous suit"

{v: design} design something for a specific role or purpose or effect
"This room is not designed for work"

{v: design} intend or have as a purpose
"She designed to go far in the world of business"

{v: detail} assign to a specific task
"The ambulances were detailed to the fire station"

{v: do, make} create or design, often in a certain way
"Do my room in blue"
"I did this piece in wood to express my love for the forest"
<-> unmake

{v: empower, authorise, authorize} give or delegate power or authority to
"She authorized her assistant to sign the papers"

{v: engineer} design as an engineer
"He engineered the water supply project"

{v: engrave} carve, cut, or etch a design or letters into
"engrave the pen with the owner's name"

{v: execute} sign in the presence of witnesses
"The President executed the treaty"

{v: fingerspell, finger-spell} communicate by means of specific gestures, as an alternative to Sign Language
"The Deaf often fingerspell"

{v: fret} decorate with an interlaced design

{v: give} present to view
"He gave the sign to start"

{v: glue, paste} join or attach with or as if with glue
"paste the sign ont the wall"
"cut and paste the sentence in the text"

{v: grade, score, mark} assign a grade or rank to, according to one's evaluation
"grade tests"
"score the SAT essays"
"mark homework"

{v: grade} determine the grade of or assign a grade to

{v: handicap} attempt to forecast the winner (especially in a horse race) and assign odds for or against a contestant

{v: implement} apply in a manner consistent with its purpose or design
"implement a procedure"

{v: impress, imprint} mark or stamp with or as if with pressure
"To make a batik, you impress a design with wax"

{v: impute, ascribe, assign, attribute} attribute or credit to
"We attributed this quotation to Shakespeare"
"People impute great cleverness to cats"

{v: inhere in, attach to} be part of
"This problem inheres in the design"

{v: initialize, initialise} assign an initial value to a computer program

{v: intend, destine, designate, specify} design or destine
"She was intended to become the director"

{v: interpret, construe, see} make sense of ; assign a meaning to
"What message do you see in this letter?"
"How do you interpret his behavior?"

{v: inweave} weave together into a fabric or design

{v: label} assign a label to ; designate with a label
"These students were labelled `learning disabled'"

{v: lay out} provide a detailed plan or design
"She laid out her plans for the new house"

{v: leave office, quit, step down, resign} give up or retire from a position
"The Secretary fo the Navy will leave office next month"
"The chairman resigned over the financial scandal"
<-> take office

{v: lionize, lionise, celebrate} assign great social importance to
"The film director was celebrated all over Hollywood"
"The tenor was lionized in Vienna"

{v: locate, place, site} assign a location to
"The company located some of their agents in Los Angeles"

{v: mandate} assign authority to

{v: mandate} assign under a mandate
"mandate a colony"

{v: mark} designate as if by a mark
"This sign marks the border"
"He indicated where the border ended"

{v: meet} meet by design ; be present at the arrival of
"Can you meet me at the train station?"

{v: miniaturize, miniaturise} design or construct on a smaller scale

{v: misdate} assign the wrong date to

{v: misname, miscall} assign in incorrect name to
"These misnamed philanthropists"

{v: name, call} assign a specified, proper name to
"They named their son David"
"The new school was named after the famous Civil Rights leader"

{v: overvalue, overestimate} assign too high a value to
"You are overestimating the value of your old car"
<-> underestimate, undervalue

{v: place} assign to (a job or a home)

{v: plan, project, contrive, design} make or work out a plan for ; devise
"They contrived to murder their boss"
"design a new sales strategy"
"plan an attack"

{v: point the way} indicate the right path or direction
"The sign pointed the way to London"

{v: post, put up} put up
"post a sign"
"post a warning at the dump"

{v: post} assign to a post ; put into a post
"The newspaper posted him in Timbuktu"

{v: prioritize, prioritise} assign a priority to
"we have too many things to do and must prioritize"

{v: promote, upgrade, advance, kick upstairs, raise, elevate} give a promotion to or assign to a higher position
"John was kicked upstairs when a replacement was hired"
"Women tend not to advance in the major law firms"
"I got promoted after many years of hard work"
<-> demote

{v: put, assign} attribute or give
"She put too much emphasis on her the last statement"
"He put all his efforts into this job"
"The teacher put an interesting twist to the interpretation of the story"

{v: raise} bring (a surface, a design, etc.) into relief and cause to project
"raised edges"

{v: rate, rank, range, order, grade, place} assign a rank or rating to
"how would you rank these students?"
"The restaurant is rated highly in the food guide"

{v: redesign} design anew, make a new design for

{v: regiment} assign to a regiment
"regiment soldiers"

{v: reinterpret} assign a new or different meaning to

{v: release, relinquish, resign, free, give up} part with a possession or right
"I am relinquishing my bedroom to the long-term house guest"
"resign a claim to the throne"

{v: relegate, classify} assign to a class or kind
"How should algae be classified?"
"People argue about how to relegate certain mushrooms"

{v: rename} assign a new name to
"Many streets in the former East Germany were renamed in 1990"

{v: reorder} assign a new order to

{v: reschedule} assign a new time and place for an event
"We had to reschedule the doctor's appointment"

{v: reshuffle} reorganize and assign posts to different people
"The new Prime Minister reshuffled his cabinet"

{v: resign, reconcile, submit} accept as inevitable
"He resigned himself to his fate"

{v: rubricate} sign with a mark instead of a name

{v: seat, sit, sit down} show to a seat ; assign a seat for
"The host seated me next to Mrs. Smith"

{v: sign away, sign over} formally assign ownership of
"She signed away her rights"

{v: sign off} cease broadcasting ; get off the air ; as of radio stations

{v: sign up} join a club, an activity, etc. with the intention to join or participate, "Sign up for yoga classes"

{v: sign, contract, sign on, sign up} engage by written agreement
"They signed two new pitchers for the next season"

{v: sign, ratify} approve and express assent, responsibility, or obligation
"All parties ratified the peace treaty"
"Have you signed your contract yet?"

{v: sign, signal, signalize, signalise} communicate silently and non-verbally by signals or signs
"He signed his disapproval with a dismissive hand gesture"
"The diner signaled the waiters to bring the menu"

{v: sign, subscribe} mark with one's signature ; write one's name (on)
"She signed the letter and sent it off"
"Please sign here"

{v: sign} be engaged by a written agreement
"He signed to play the casino on Dec. 18"
"The soprano signed to sing the new opera"

{v: sign} communicate in sign language
"I don't know how to sign, so I could not communicate with my deaf cousin"

{v: sign} place signs, as along a road
"sign an intersection"
"This road has been signed"

{v: slot} assign a time slot
"slot a television programs"

{v: sophisticate} make more complex or refined
"a sophisticated design"

{v: speculate} talk over conjecturally, or review in an idle or casual way and with an element of doubt or without sufficient reason to reach a conclusion
"We were speculating whether the President had to resign after the scandal"

{v: squelch, quell, quench} suppress or crush completely
"squelch any sign of dissent"
"quench a rebellion"

{v: station, post, base, send, place} assign to a station

{v: task} assign a task to
"I tasked him with looking after the children"

{v: time} assign a time for an activity or event
"The candidate carefully timed his appearance at the disaster scene"

{v: trace} copy by following the lines of the original drawing on a transparent sheet placed upon it ; make a tracing of
"trace a design"
"trace a pattern"

{v: transfer, reassign} transfer somebody to a different position or location of work

{v: transit} pass across (a sign or house of the zodiac) or pass across (the disk of a celestial body or the meridian of a place)
"The comet will transit on September 11"

{v: transpose} transfer a quantity from one side of an equation to the other side reversing its sign, in order to maintain equality

{v: undersign} sign at the bottom of (a document, for example)

{v: undervalue, underestimate} assign too low a value to
"Don't underestimate the value of this heirlooom-you may sell it at a good price"
<-> overestimate, overvalue

{v: undo} cause the ruin or downfall of
"A single mistake undid the President and he had to resign"

{v: vacate, resign, renounce, give up} leave (a job, post, post, or position) voluntarily
"She vacated the position when she got pregnant"
"The chairman resigned when he was found to have misappropriated funds"

{v: value} fix or determine the value of ; assign a value to
"value the jewelry and art work in the estate"


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