What are some opposite words for designate?

Antonyms for designate
ˈdɛz ɪgˌneɪt; -nɪt, -ˌneɪt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. designate(ip)(verb)

    appointed but not yet installed in office

    Antonyms:
    outgoing

  2. designate, denominate(verb)

    assign a name or title to

    Antonyms:
    outgoing

    Synonyms:
    depute, destine, delegate, assign, indicate, fate, show, doom, point, specify, denominate, intend

  3. delegate, designate, depute, assign(verb)

    give an assignment to (a person) to a post, or assign a task to (a person)

    Antonyms:
    outgoing

    Synonyms:
    put, deputize, set apart, indicate, arrogate, show, doom, destine, portion, point, ascribe, specify, depute, delegate, denominate, impute, attribute, assign, intend, allot, deputise, fate

  4. indicate, point, designate, show(verb)

    indicate a place, direction, person, or thing; either spatially or figuratively

    "I showed the customer the glove section"; "He pointed to the empty parking space"; "he indicated his opponents"

    Antonyms:
    outgoing

    Synonyms:
    fate, taper, place, suggest, demo, exhibit, register, show, testify, head, depict, target, evidence, sharpen, maneuver, present, read, indicate, specify, point, channelize, record, betoken, denominate, repoint, channelise, picture, assign, signal, shew, steer, usher, intend, manoeuver, delegate, destine, aim, manoeuvre, depute, level, prove, render, direct, charge, luff, doom, establish, demonstrate, evince, argue, bespeak, express, orient, guide, show up, bear witness

  5. destine, fate, doom, designate(verb)

    decree or designate beforehand

    "She was destined to become a great pianist"

    Antonyms:
    outgoing

    Synonyms:
    denominate, destine, intend, depute, delegate, fate, show, specify, indicate, doom, sentence, point, condemn, assign

  6. intend, destine, designate, specify(verb)

    design or destine

    "She was intended to become the director"

    Antonyms:
    outgoing

    Synonyms:
    fate, qualify, narrow, peg down, show, fix, nail down, delineate, stand for, point, pin down, doom, determine, indicate, particularize, assign, specify, think, intend, signify, delegate, destine, specialize, mean, depute, delimit, specialise, stipulate, delimitate, define, limit, denominate, condition, particularise, set, narrow down, set apart

Wiktionary

  1. designate(verb)

    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.

    Synonyms:
    describe, style, name, entitle, denominate, characterize

  2. designate(verb)

    To call by a distinctive title; to name.

    Synonyms:
    entitle, characterize, style, describe, name, denominate

  3. designate(verb)

    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.

    Synonyms:
    describe, entitle, characterize, style, denominate, name

  4. designate(verb)

    Synonyms:
    style, describe, characterize, entitle, name, denominate

How to use designate in a sentence?

  1. Foreign Ministry:

    The manner in which the foreign minister of Brazil suddenly informed (us of) the postponement ... when the ambassador designate was already at the palace, is unacceptable to Indonesia.

  2. Marci Hamilton:

    Where the public transportation is open to all, there is a strong argument to designate a limited public forum to ensure a peaceful and efficient system aimed at getting the public to their destinations first and foremost.

  3. Mitch McConnell:

    I would say the news is that The President agreed to designate The President top people to sit down with all the leaders' staffs this weekend to see if we can come up an agreement to recommend back to us, the various leaders.

  4. Marc Valeri:

    I think it is very important that he decides who will succeed him, like King Hussein did, if Qaboos does not designate a successor himself, it will be more difficult to ensure that disagreements among the family remain contained.

  5. The JMEC statement:

    The chairperson expressed his hope that the flight of the First Vice President-designate could be rescheduled within days, without further conditions, to ensure the timely formation of the transitional government of national unity.

How to pronounce designate?

Alex
Alex
US English
Daniel
Daniel
British
Karen
Karen
Australian
Veena
Veena
Indian

How to say designate in sign language?

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