designate synonyms

Here's a list of possible synonyms and antonyms for the term designate:


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

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

    Antonyms:
    outgoing

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

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

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

    Antonyms:
    outgoing

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

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

    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, designate, manoeuvre, depute, level, prove, render, direct, charge, luff, doom, establish, demonstrate, evince, argue, bespeak, express, orient, guide, show up, bear witness

    Antonyms:
    outgoing

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

    decree or designate beforehand

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

    Antonyms:
    outgoing

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

    design or destine

    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, designate, specialize, mean, depute, delimit, specialise, stipulate, delimitate, define, limit, denominate, condition, particularise, set, narrow down, set apart

    Antonyms:
    outgoing

Wiktionary

  1. designate(verb)

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

  2. designate(verb)

    Designated; appointed; chosen.

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

  3. designate(verb)

    To call by a distinctive title; to name.

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

  4. 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:
    style, describe, characterize, entitle, name, denominate

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. designate(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    specify, particularize, distinguish, define, indicate, denote, show, point out, mark out

  2. designate(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    denominate, name, entitle, style, call, dub, term, characterize, describe, christen

  3. designate(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    appoint, assign, allot

PPDB, the paraphrase database

List of paraphrases:

appoint, nominate, designating, designated, designation, denote, identify, appointed, designates, assign, describe, minister-designate, refer, appointing, specified



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