The definition of appoint is to choose an individual for a position or office.(verb)
An example of the word appoint is when the President puts a judge into office.
See appoint in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME apointen < OFr apointer, to arrange, make ready < ML appunctuare < L ad, to + punctum, point
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transitive verb ap·point·ed, ap·point·ing, ap·points
Origin: Middle English appointen
Origin: , from Old French apointer, apointier, to arrange
Origin: , from a point, to the point
Origin: : a, to (from Latin ad; see ad-)
Origin: + point, point; see point.
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