Appoint meaning

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To fix or set by authority or by mutual agreement.

Will appoint a date for the examination.

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To select or designate to fill an office or a position.

Appointed her the chief operating officer of the company.

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To fix by a decree, order, command, resolve, decision, or mutual agreement; to constitute; to ordain; to prescribe; to fix the time and place of.

Thy servants are ready to do whatsoever my lord the king shall appoint. --2 Sam. xv. 15.

He hath appointed a day, in the which he will judge the world in righteousness. --Acts xvii. 31.

Say that the emperor requests a parley ... and appoint the meeting. -- Shakspeare Titus Andronicus IV iv.

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To assign, designate, or set apart by authority.

Aaron and his shall go in, and appoint them every one to his service. --Num. iv. 19.

These were cities appointed for all the children of Israel, and for the stranger that sojourneth among them. --Josh. xx. 9.

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To furnish in all points; to provide with everything necessary by way of equipment; to equip; to fit out.

The English, being well appointed, did so entertain them that their ships departed terribly torn. --Hayward.

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(law) To direct, designate, or limit; to make or direct a new disposition of, by virtue of a power contained in a conveyance;—said of an estate already conveyed. --Alexander Mansfield Burrill. Kent.
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To point at by way of censure or commendation; to arraign.
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The definition of appoint is to choose an individual for a position or office.

An example of the word appoint is when the President puts a judge into.

Office.

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To furnish; equip.

A house that is comfortably appointed.

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To direct the disposition of (property) to a person or persons in exercise of a power granted for this purpose by a preceding deed.
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To set (a date, place, etc.); decide upon officially; decree.

To appoint a time for a meeting.

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To name or select officially for an office, position, etc.

To appoint a chairman.

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To furnish and arrange.
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To decide the disposition of (property) by special authority.
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To make appointments to an office, position, etc.
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To fix with power or firmness; to establish; to mark out.

When he appointed the foundations of the earth. --Prov. viii. 29.

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Origin of appoint

  • Middle English appointen from Old French apointer, apointier to arrange from a point to the point a to (from Latin ad ad–) point point point
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • Middle English apointen, from Old French apointier (“to prepare, arrange, lean, place”) (French appointer (“to give a salary, refer a cause”)), from Late Latin appunctare (“to bring back to the point, restore, to fix the point in a controversy, or the points in an agreement”); Latin ad + punctum (“a point”). See point.
    From Wiktionary