designate


designate
I verb appoint, assign, authorize, be specific, characterize, choose, commission, declare, define, denominate, denote, designare, detail, determine, discriminate, earmark, enter into detail, entitle, express, fix, formulate, indicate, itemize, mark, mark out, mention, name, nominare, nominate, notare, note, particularize, pinpoint, point out, select, set, set apart, set aside, show, signify, specify, stipulate associated concepts: designate as a beneficiary, designate as an agent, designate as an executor II index allocate, allot, appoint, call (title), connote, define, delegate, denominate, denote, detail (assign), direct (show), discriminate (distinguish), enumerate, future, identify, instate, itemize, label, manifest, nominate, phrase, prescribe, represent (portray), select, signify (inform), specify, stipulate

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  • Designate — Des ig*nate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Designated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Designating}.] 1. To mark out and make known; to point out; to name; to indicate; to show; to distinguish by marks or description; to specify; as, to designate the boundaries of a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • designate — designate, name, nominate, elect, appoint are comparable in the sense to declare a person one s choice for incumbency of an office, position, post, or benefice. Designate implies selection by the person or body having the power to choose an… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • designate — [v1] name, entitle baptize, call, christen, cognominate, denominate, dub, label, nickname, nominate, style, term, title; concept 62 designate [v2] specify as selection allocate, allot, appoint, apportion, appropriate, assign, authorize, button… …   New thesaurus

  • designate — ► VERB 1) officially give a specified status or name to; describe as. 2) appoint to a specified position. ► ADJECTIVE (after a noun ) ▪ appointed to an office or position but not yet installed: the Director designate. DERIVATIVES designator noun …   English terms dictionary

  • designate — [dez′ig nāt΄; ] for adj. [, dez′ignit, dez′ignāt΄] adj. [ME < L designatus, pp. of designare: see DESIGN] named for an office, etc. but not yet in it [ambassador designate] vt. designated, designating 1. to point out; mark out; indicate;… …   English World dictionary

  • Designate — Des ig*nate, a. [L. designatus, p. p. of designare. See {Design}, v. t.] Designated; appointed; chosen. [R.] Sir G. Buck. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • designate — 1640s (adj.), from L. designatus, pp. of designare (see DESIGN (Cf. design)). As a verb, from 1791, from the adjective or else a back formation from DESIGNATION (Cf. designation) …   Etymology dictionary

  • designate — ▪ I. designate des‧ig‧nate 1 [ˈdezɪgneɪt] verb [transitive] JOBS to choose someone or something for a particular job or purpose: • Mr Timmer has been designated to succeed Mr van der Klugt. • The government designated the aircraft industry as a… …   Financial and business terms

  • designate — designates, designating, designated (The verb is pronounced [[t]de̱zɪgneɪt[/t]]. The adjective is pronounced [[t]de̱zɪgnət[/t]].) 1) VERB When you designate someone or something, you formally give them a particular description or name. [V n as n] …   English dictionary

  • designate — I. adjective Etymology: Latin designatus, past participle of designare Date: 1629 chosen but not yet installed < ambassador designate > II. transitive verb ( nated; nating) Date: 1639 1. to indicate and set apart for a spec …   New Collegiate Dictionary


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