ad-

(Latin: prefix; to, toward, a direction toward, addition to, near, at; and changes to: ac-, af-, ag-, al-, an-, ap-, aq-, ar-, as-, at- when ad- is combined with certain words that begin with the letters c, f, g, l, n, p, q, r, s, and t)

The Latin element ad carries the idea of "in the direction of" and combines with many Latin words and roots to make common English words.

assign (verb), assigns; assigned; assigning
1. To give someone a job to do or to assign someone with a task to complete.
2. To send someone to work in a particular place or with a particular group of people.
3. To determine that someone or something has a particular quality, name, use, or category: "He was assigned a high employee rating based on his high attendance on the job."
4. To put a soldier or military unit under a particular command or assignment of duty.
5. To designate a value for a computer memory location corresponding to a named variable.
attend (s) (verb), attends (pl)
1. To take care or charge of; to look after (to stretch one’s mind to).
2. To wait on; minister to; to serve; such as, to serve as a doctor during an illness.
3. To accompany; to go with.
4. Etymology: "to direct one's mind or energies"; from Old French atendre, "to expect, to wait for, to pay attention"; from Latin attendere, "to give heed to"; literally, "to stretch toward"; from ad-, "to" + tendere, "to stretch".
attractable (adjective)