Appoint Definition

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To select or designate to fill an office or a position.
Appointed her the chief operating officer of the company.
American Heritage
To set (a date, place, etc.); decide upon officially; decree.
To appoint a time for a meeting.
Webster's New World
To make appointments to an office, position, etc.
Webster's New World
To fix or set by authority or by mutual agreement.
Will appoint a date for the examination.
American Heritage
To name or select officially for an office, position, etc.
To appoint a chairman.
Webster's New World

Origin of Appoint

  • 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

  • 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

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