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designate


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Designate  \Des"ig*nate\,  a.  [L.  designatus,  p.  p.  of  designare. 
  See  {Design},  v.  t.] 
  Designated;  appointed;  chosen.  [R.]  --Sir  G.  Buck. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Designate  \Des"ig*nate\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Designated};  p. 
  pr  &  vb  n.  {Designating}.] 
  1.  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. 
 
  2.  To  call  by  a  distinctive  title;  to  name 
 
  3.  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. 
 
  Syn:  To  name  denominate;  style;  entitle;  characterize; 
  describe. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  designate 
  adj  :  appointed  but  not  yet  installed  in  office  [syn:  {designate(ip)}] 
  v  1:  assign  a  designation  to  [syn:  {denominate}] 
  2:  give  an  assignment  to  (a  person)  to  a  post  or  assign  a  task 
  to  (a  person)  [syn:  {delegate},  {depute},  {assign}] 
  3:  decree  or  designate  beforehand;  "She  was  destined  to  become 
  a  great  pianist"  [syn:  {destine},  {fate},  {doom}] 
  4:  design  or  destine;  "She  was  intended  to  become  the  director" 
  [syn:  {intend},  {destine},  {specify}] 




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