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Synonyms for designate
ˈdɛz ɪgˌneɪt; -nɪt, -ˌneɪtdes·ig·nate

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  1. designateverb

    style, name, entitle, denominate, characterize, describe

  2. designateverb

    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.

    entitle, characterize, style, describe, name, denominate

  3. designateverb

    To call by a distinctive title; to name.

    describe, entitle, characterize, style, denominate, name

  4. designateverb

    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.

    style, describe, characterize, entitle, name, denominate

Princeton's WordNet1.0 / 1 vote

  1. designate(ip)verb

    appointed but not yet installed in office


  2. designate, denominateverb

    assign a name or title to

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


  3. delegate, designate, depute, assignverb

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

    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, 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


  5. destine, fate, doom, designateverb

    decree or designate beforehand

    "She was destined to become a great pianist"

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


  6. 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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Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. designateverb

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

  2. designateverb

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

  3. designateverb

    appoint, assign, allot

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  1. 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.

  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. Tomislav Karamarko:

    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.

  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. 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.

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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
  • titulizarIdo
  • 指定する, 称する, 示すJapanese
  • addīcōLatin
  • designéierenLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
  • designa, denumi, desemna, indica, numiRomanian
  • назначать, указывать, называть, именоватьRussian
  • chỉ địnhVietnamese

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