designate

  • 1 Designate — Des ig*nate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Designated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Designating}.] 1. 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… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 designate — I verb appoint, assign, authorize, be specific, characterize, choose, commission, declare, define, denominate, denote, designare, detail, determine, discriminate, earmark, enter into detail, entitle, express, fix, formulate, indicate, itemize,… …

    Law dictionary

  • 3 designate — designate, name, nominate, elect, appoint are comparable in the sense to declare a person one s choice for incumbency of an office, position, post, or benefice. Designate implies selection by the person or body having the power to choose an… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 4 designate — [v1] name, entitle baptize, call, christen, cognominate, denominate, dub, label, nickname, nominate, style, term, title; concept 62 designate [v2] specify as selection allocate, allot, appoint, apportion, appropriate, assign, authorize, button… …

    New thesaurus

  • 5 designate — ► VERB 1) officially give a specified status or name to; describe as. 2) appoint to a specified position. ► ADJECTIVE (after a noun ) ▪ appointed to an office or position but not yet installed: the Director designate. DERIVATIVES designator noun …

    English terms dictionary

  • 6 designate — [dez′ig nāt΄; ] for adj. [, dez′ignit, dez′ignāt΄] adj. [ME < L designatus, pp. of designare: see DESIGN] named for an office, etc. but not yet in it [ambassador designate] vt. designated, designating 1. to point out; mark out; indicate;… …

    English World dictionary

  • 7 Designate — Des ig*nate, a. [L. designatus, p. p. of designare. See {Design}, v. t.] Designated; appointed; chosen. [R.] Sir G. Buck. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 8 designate — 1640s (adj.), from L. designatus, pp. of designare (see DESIGN (Cf. design)). As a verb, from 1791, from the adjective or else a back formation from DESIGNATION (Cf. designation) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 9 designate — ▪ I. designate des‧ig‧nate 1 [ˈdezɪgneɪt] verb [transitive] JOBS to choose someone or something for a particular job or purpose: • Mr Timmer has been designated to succeed Mr van der Klugt. • The government designated the aircraft industry as a… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 10 designate — designates, designating, designated (The verb is pronounced [[t]de̱zɪgneɪt[/t]]. The adjective is pronounced [[t]de̱zɪgnət[/t]].) 1) VERB When you designate someone or something, you formally give them a particular description or name. [V n as n] …

    English dictionary

  • 11 designate — I. adjective Etymology: Latin designatus, past participle of designare Date: 1629 chosen but not yet installed < ambassador designate > II. transitive verb ( nated; nating) Date: 1639 1. to indicate and set apart for a spec …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 12 designate — des|ig|nate1 [ˈdezıgneıt] v [T usually passive] 1.) to choose someone or something for a particular job or purpose be designated sth ▪ The lake was recently designated a conservation area. designate sth as/for sth ▪ Funds were designated for… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 13 designate — 1 verb (T) 1 to choose someone or something for a particular job or purpose: designate sth as/for: We re going to designate this room as a no smoking area. | designate sb to do sth: She has been designated to take over the position of treasurer.… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 14 designate — I adj. (placed after a noun) a minister designate II v. 1) (D; tr.) to designate as (the state was designated as a disaster area) 2) (H) we designated him to serve as our delegate 3) (N; used with a noun) the state was designated a disaster area… …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 15 designate — I UK [ˈdezɪɡneɪt] / US [ˈdezɪɡˌneɪt] verb [transitive] Word forms designate : present tense I/you/we/they designate he/she/it designates present participle designating past tense designated past participle designated * 1) to formally choose… …

    English dictionary

  • 16 designate — 1. adjective /ˈdɛzɪɡ.nət,ˈdɛzɪɡ.neɪt,ˈdɛzɪɡ.neɪt/ Designated; appointed; chosen. 2. verb /ˈdɛzɪɡ.nət,ˈdɛzɪɡ.neɪt,ˈdɛzɪɡ.neɪt/ a) To mark out and make known; to point out; to name; to indicate; to …

    Wiktionary

  • 17 designate — des|ig|nate1 [ dezıg,neıt ] verb transitive * 1. ) to formally choose someone or something for a particular purpose: Nobody has yet been designated as group leader. social workers designated to work with difficult children 2. ) FORMAL to give… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 18 designate — v. & adj. v.tr. 1 (often foll. by as) appoint to an office or function (designated him as postmaster general; designated his own successor). 2 specify or particularize (receives guests at designated times). 3 (often foll. by as) describe as;… …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 19 designate — designative, designatory /dez ig neuh tawr ee, tohr ee, dez ig nay teuh ree/, adj. designator, n. designee, n. v. /dez ig nayt /; adj. /dez ig nit, nayt /, v., designated, designating, adj. v.t. 1. to mark or point out; indicate; show; specify …

    Universalium

  • 20 designate — verb ADVERB ▪ formally, officially ▪ The area has now been formally designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest. ▪ specially, specifically ▪ originally …

    Collocations dictionary


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