appointed but not yet installed in office
assign a name or title to
delegate, designate, depute, assign(verb)
give an assignment to (a person) to a post, or assign a task to (a person)
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"
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
destine, fate, doom, designate(verb)
decree or designate beforehand
"She was destined to become a great pianist"
intend, destine, designate, specify(verb)
design or destine
"She was intended to become the director"
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
Designated; appointed; chosen.
To call by a distinctive title; to name.
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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How to use designate in a sentence?
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.
We must replace CUTGO to allow Democrats to designate appropriate offsets( including revenue increases), a vote AGAINST the Democratic Rules package is a vote to let Mick Mulvaney make across the board cuts, unilaterally reversing Democratic initiatives and funding increases.
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.
I am particularly humbled that my colleagues chose to designate legislation of such importance in my name. Serving on the Senate Armed Services Committee has been an incredibly meaningful experience since my first days on Capitol Hill.
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.
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- обозначавам, определям, предназначавам, назначавам, именувам, означавамBulgarian
- ustanovit, označit, vymezit, jmenovatCzech
- bestimmen, nominieren, kennzeichnen, designieren, ausersehen, signieren, vorsehen, nennen, markieren, benennenGerman
- designar, titular, designadoSpanish
- osoittaa, nimetä, valita, korvamerkitä, merkitä, nimittää, määrittääFinnish
- 称する, 示す, 指定するJapanese
- designéierenLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- numi, indica, desemna, designa, denumiRomanian
- называть, указывать, назначать, именоватьRussian
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