Word Summary
tassō: to draw up in order, arrange
Original Word: τάσσω
Transliteration: tassō
Phonetic Spelling: (tas'-so)
Part of Speech: Verb
Short Definition: to draw up in order, arrange
Meaning: to draw up in order, arrange
Strong's Concordance
appoint, determine, ordain, set.

A prolonged form of a primary verb (which latter appears only in certain tenses); to arrange in an orderly manner, i.e. Assign or dispose (to a certain position or lot) -- addict, appoint, determine, ordain, set.

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 5021: τάσσω

τάσσω: 1 aorist ἔταξα; perfect infinitive τεταχέναι (Acts 18:2 T Tr marginal reading); passive, present participle τασσόμενος; perfect 3 person singular τέτακταί, participle τεταγμένος; 1 aorist middle ἐταξαμην; from (Pindar, Aeschylus), Herodotus down; the Sept. for שׂוּם, and occasionally for נָתַן, צִוָּה, שׁוּת, etc.; to put in place; to station;

a. "to place in a certain order (Xenophon, mem. 3, 1, 7 (9)), to arrange, to assign a place, to appoint": τινα, passive, αἱ ἐξουσία ὑπό Θεοῦ τεταγμέναι εἰσιν (A. V. ordained), Romans 13:1; (καιρούς, Acts 17:26 Lachmann); ἑαυτόν, εἰς διακονίαν τίνι, to consecrate (R. V. set) oneself to minister unto one, 1 Corinthians 16:15 (ἐπί τήν διακονίαν, Plato, de rep. 2, p. 371 c.; εἰς τήν δουλείαν, Xenophon, mem. 2, 1, 11); ὅσοι ἦσαν τεταγμένοι εἰς ζωήν αἰώνιον, as many as were appointed (A. V. ordained) (by God) to obtain eternal life, or to whom God bad decreed eternal life, Acts 13:48; τινα ὑπό τινα, to put one under another's control (A. V. set under), passive, Matthew 8:9 L WH in brackets, the Sinaiticus manuscript; Luke 7:8 (ὑπό τινα, Polybius 3, 16, 3; 5, 65, 7; Diodorus 2, 26, 8; 4, 9, 5); τίνι τί, to assign (appoint) a thing to one, passive, Acts 22:10 (Xenophon, de rep. Lac. 11, 6).

b. to appoint, ordain, order: followed by the accusative with an infinitive, Acts 15:2; ( T Tr marginal reading); (followed by an infinitive, Xenophon, Hier. 10, 4; Cyril 4, 5, 11). Middle (as often in Greek writings) properly, to appoint on one's own responsibility or authority: οὗ ἐτάξατο αὐτοῖς Ἰησοῦς namely, πορεύεσθαι, Matthew 28:16; to appoint mutually, i. e. agree upon: ἡμέραν (Polybius 18, 19, 1, etc.), Acts 28:23. (Compare: ἀνατάσσω (ἀνατάσσομαι), ἀντιτάσσω, ἀποτάσσω, διατάσσω, ἐπιδιατάσσω (ἐπιδιατάσσομαι), ἐπιτάσσω, προτάσσω, προστάσσω, συντάσσω, ὑποτάσσω. Synonym: see κελεύω, at the end.)