Designate meaning

dĕzĭg-nāt
To select and set aside for a duty, office, or purpose.

Designated a delegate to represent our department; designated funds for the project.

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To give a name or title to; characterize.

The 1920s have been designated as the “Roaring Twenties.”

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To designate is defined as to appoint or assign someone to something, or to indicate or signify something.

When you appoint someone as head of a project, this is an example of a situation where you designate him as the project leader.

When a sign indicates that you should park in a certain spot, this is an example of a situation where a sign designates a place to park.

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To indicate or specify; point out.

A fence that designates the property boundary.

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Appointed but not yet installed in office.

The commissioner designate.

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Named for an office, etc. but not yet in it.

Ambassador designate.

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To point out; mark out; indicate; specify.
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To refer to by a distinguishing name, title, etc.; name.
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To name for an office or duty; appoint.
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Designated; appointed; chosen.

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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 country; to designate the rioters who are to be arrested.
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To call by a distinctive title; to name.
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To indicate or set apart for a purpose or duty; -- with to or for; to designate an officer for or to the command of a post or station.
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Origin of designate

  • Latin dēsignāre dēsignāt- dē- de- signāre to mark (from signum sign sekw-1 in Indo-European roots)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Latin designatus, past participle of designare

    From Wiktionary