appoint

  • 1 appoint — [ apwɛ̃ ] n. m. • 1398; de 1. appointer 1 ♦ Complément d une somme en petite monnaie. FAIRE L APPOINT : ajouter le complément en petite monnaie, et par ext. régler exactement la somme due, de sorte que le créancier n ait aucune monnaie à rendre… …

    Encyclopédie Universelle

  • 2 appoint — ap‧point [əˈpɔɪnt] verb [transitive] 1. to choose someone for a job or position: • The company appointed a new chairman last week. appoint somebody to do something • It can appoint a foreign company to manufacture its product under licence.… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 3 appoint — ap·point /ə pȯint/ vt 1: to name officially to a position appoint ed to the agency s top post appoint ed conservator of the estate 2: to determine the distribution of (property) by exercising the authority granted by a power of appointment …

    Law dictionary

  • 4 Appoint — Ap*point ([a^]p*point ), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Appointed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Appointing}.] [OE. appointen, apointen, OF. apointier to prepare, arrange, lean, place, F. appointer to give a salary, refer a cause, fr. LL. appunctare to bring back to… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 5 appoint — APPOINT. s. m. La monnoie qui se donne pour achever une somme qu on ne sauroit parfaire avec les principales espèces employées au paiement. Pour faire mille francs en écus, il faut trois cent trente trois écus, et un appoint de vingt sous. On dit …

    Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • 6 appoint — [ə point′] vt. [ME apointen < OFr apointer, to arrange, make ready < ML appunctuare < L ad, to + punctum, POINT] 1. to set (a date, place, etc.); decide upon officially; decree [to appoint a time for a meeting] 2. to name or select… …

    English World dictionary

  • 7 Appoint — (franz., spr. pŭäng; ital. Appunto), zur Vollzahlung eines Geldbetrags dienende Scheidemünzen. Insbesondere heißt A. ein Wechsel, durch den in Verbindung mit einem oder mehreren andern eine Forderung vollkommen ausgeglichen wird. Erhält z. B. A… …

    Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • 8 Appoint — (frz., spr. pŏäng), ital. Appunto, ein Wechsel, der eine Schuld ausgleicht oder eine bestimmte Summe voll macht (Ausgleichungs , Abschlußwechsel; daher par appoint oder per appunto remittieren oder trassieren, den Rest einer Forderung durch… …

    Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • 9 appoint — [v1] assign responsibility; decide accredit, allot, assign, choose, command, commission, decree, delegate, designate, determine, direct, elect, enjoin, establish, finger, fix, install, name, nominate, ordain, select, set, settle, tap; concepts 41 …

    New thesaurus

  • 10 Appoint — Ap*point ([a^]p*point ), v. i. To ordain; to determine; to arrange. [1913 Webster] For the Lord had appointed to defeat the good counsel of Ahithophel. 2 Sam. xvii. 14. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 11 Appoint — (fr. [spr. Appoäng], ital. Appunto), auf den Punkt, genau; 1) ein Wechsel, wenn durch denselben eine Schuld genau ausgeglichen wird; dann auch, wenn er als ergänzender od. einzelner Theil einer größeren Summe angesehen wird; so sagt man z.B. 2) A …

    Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • 12 Appoint — (frz. –oeng), ital. Appunto, die vollständige Deckung einer Schuld durch einen Wechsel; gewöhnlich jeder Wechsel, sofern er Theil einer Wechselsendung ist …

    Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • 13 appoint — (v.) late 14c., to decide, resolve; to arrange the time of (a meeting, etc.), from Anglo Fr. appointer, O.Fr. apointier make ready, arrange, settle, place (12c.), from apointer duly, fitly, from phrase à point to the point, from a to (see AD (Cf …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 14 appoint — 1 name, *designate, nominate, elect Analogous words: *choose, select, pick, single: commission, *authorize, accredit Contrasted words: *dismiss, discharge, cashier 2 * …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 15 appoint — ► VERB 1) assign a job or role to. 2) decide on (a time or place). DERIVATIVES appointee noun. ORIGIN Old French apointer, from a point to a point …

    English terms dictionary

  • 16 APPOINT — s. m. La monnaie qui se donne pour compléter une somme qu on ne saurait parfaire avec les principales espèces employées au payement. Pour faire mille francs en écus de trois livres, il fallait trois cent trente trois écus, et un appoint de vingt… …

    Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 7eme edition (1835)

  • 17 APPOINT — n. m. Complément d’une somme en petite monnaie. Pour faire mille douze francs, il faut un billet de mille francs et un appoint de douze francs. Faire l’appoint, Compléter la somme par un appoint ou Servir d’appoint. Voilà cent pièces de deux… …

    Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 8eme edition (1935)

  • 18 appoint */*/*/ — UK [əˈpɔɪnt] / US verb [transitive] Word forms appoint : present tense I/you/we/they appoint he/she/it appoints present participle appointing past tense appointed past participle appointed 1) to choose someone to do a particular job or have a… …

    English dictionary

  • 19 appoint — v. 1) (D; tr.) to appoint as (we appoint ed him as treasurer) 2) (D; tr.) to appoint to (they appointed her to the committee) 3) (H) they appointed me to serve as secretary 4) (M and N; used with a noun) we appointed her (to be) treasurer * * *… …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 20 appoint — ap|point [ ə pɔınt ] verb transitive *** 1. ) to choose someone to do a particular job or have a particular position: We need to appoint a new treasurer. the newly appointed editor of the magazine appoint someone (as) something: Picard has been… …

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