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Synonyms 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

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

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

    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

    Antonyms:
    outgoing

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

    decree or designate beforehand

    "She was destined to become a great pianist"

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

    Antonyms:
    outgoing

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

    design or destine

    "She was intended to become the director"

    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

    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

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How to use designate in a sentence?

  1. 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.

  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. Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov:

    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.

  4. 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.

  5. Drew Hammill:

    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.


Translations for designate

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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
  • titulizarIdo
  • 称する, 示す, 指定するJapanese
  • addīcōLatin
  • designéierenLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
  • numi, indica, desemna, designa, denumiRomanian
  • называть, указывать, назначать, именоватьRussian

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