Synonyms for designate
ˈdɛz ɪgˌneɪt; -nɪt, -ˌneɪtdes·ig·nate
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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.
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.
Princeton's WordNet1.0 / 1 vote
appointed but not yet installed in office
assign a name or title to
delegate, designate, depute, assignverb
give an assignment to (a person) to a post, or assign a task to (a person)
indicate, point, designate, showverb
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, designateverb
decree or designate beforehand
"She was destined to become a great pianist"
intend, destine, designate, specifyverb
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
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Between the age limits of nine and fourteen there occur maidens who, to certain bewitched travelers, twice or many times older than they, reveal their true nature which is not human, but nymphic (that is, demoniac); and these chosen creatures I propose to designate as nymphets.
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.
It would be good if we all left, Oreskovic, Petrov and me, and the HDZ to provide a new prime-minister designate. We will do everything to find a solution as soon as possible, it would be the best solution to refresh the leading positions in the government.
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.
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.
Translations for designate
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- обозначавам, именувам, означавам, назначавам, предназначавам, определямBulgarian
- označit, vymezit, ustanovit, jmenovatCzech
- vorsehen, nennen, markieren, designieren, ausersehen, nominieren, kennzeichnen, signieren, bestimmen, benennenGerman
- titular, designar, designadoSpanish
- nimittää, merkitä, korvamerkitä, valita, määrittää, nimetä, osoittaaFinnish
- 指定する, 称する, 示すJapanese
- designéierenLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- designa, denumi, desemna, indica, numiRomanian
- назначать, указывать, называть, именоватьRussian
- chỉ địnhVietnamese
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