Designate Definition

dĕzĭg-nāt
designated, designates, designating
verb
designated, designates, designating
To point out; mark out; indicate; specify.
Webster's New World
To refer to by a distinguishing name, title, etc.; name.
Webster's New World
To name for an office or duty; appoint.
Webster's New World
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 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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adjective
Named for an office, etc. but not yet in it.
Ambassador designate.
Webster's New World

Designated; appointed; chosen.

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Synonyms:
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Other Word Forms of Designate

Noun

Singular:
designate
Plural:
designates

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

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