Definitions for appoint
Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word appoint.
appoint, name, nominate, constituteverb
create and charge with a task or function
"nominate a committee"
assign a duty, responsibility or obligation to
"He was appointed deputy manager"; "She was charged with supervising the creation of a concordance"
"a beautifully appointed house"
To fix with power or firmness; to establish; to mark out.
When he appointed the foundations of the earth. --Prov. viii. 29.
To fix by a decree, order, command, resolve, decision, or mutual agreement; to constitute; to ordain; to prescribe; to fix the time and place of.
To assign, designate, or set apart by authority.
To furnish in all points; to provide with everything necessary by way of equipment; to equip; to fit out.
The English, being well appointed, did so entertain them that their ships departed terribly torn. --Hayward.
To set, fix or determine by authority or agreement.
His Royal Highness called to pay his respects to her Majesty; but, from the unexpected nature of his visit, her Majesty was not in a state then to receive him; but soon after sent a letter to Prince Leopold, to appoint one o'clock this day for an interview.
Aaron and his shall go in, and appoint them every one to his service.
To furnish or equip completely; to provide with all the equipment or furnishings necessary; to fit out.
The hotel is beautifully designed and beautifully appointed in a classic, modern style that manages to be both serene and luxurious at the same time.
To equip with; to assign authoritatively.
after mature Deliberation, he appointed them a Ship of seventy Tons,
To fix the disposition of by designating someone to take use of.
If the donee of a power appoint the fund to one of the objects of the power, under an understanding that the latter is to lend the fund to tho former, although on good security, the appointment is bad.
To fix with power or firmness by decree or command; to ordain or establish.
When he gave to the sea his decree, that the waters should not pass his commandment: when he appointed the foundations of the earth:
To resolve; to determine; to ordain.
For the LORD had appointed to defeat the good counsel of Ahithophel.
Etymology: From Middle English apointen, borrowed from Old French apointier ("to prepare, arrange, lean, place") (French appointer ("to give a salary, refer a cause")), from Late Latin appunctare ("to bring back to the point, restore, to fix the point in a controversy, or the points in an agreement") ; Latin ad + punctum ("a point"). See point.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: appointer, Fr.
The time appointed of the father. Galat. iv. 2.
He said, Appoint me thy wages, and I will pay it. Gen. xxx. 20.
Now there was an appointed sign between the men of Israel and the liers in wait. Judges, xx. 38.
It was before the Lord, which chose me before thy father, and before all his house, to appoint me ruler over the people of the Lord. 2 Sam. vi. 21.
Unto him thou gavest commandment, which he transgressed, and immediately thou appointedst death in him, and in his generations. 2 Esdras, iii. 7.
O Lord, that art the God of the just, thou hast not appointed repentance to the just. Manasseh’s Prayer.
The English being well appointed, did so entertain them, that their ships departed terribly torn. John Hayward.
to fix with power or firmness; to establish; to mark out
to fix by a decree, order, command, resolve, decision, or mutual agreement; to constitute; to ordain; to prescribe; to fix the time and place of
to assign, designate, or set apart by authority
to furnish in all points; to provide with everything necessary by way of equipment; to equip; to fit out
to point at by way, or for the purpose, of censure or commendation; to arraign
to direct, designate, or limit; to make or direct a new disposition of, by virtue of a power contained in a conveyance; -- said of an estate already conveyed
to ordain; to determine; to arrange
Etymology: [OE. appointen, apointen, OF. apointier to prepare, arrange, lean, place, F. appointer to give a salary, refer a cause, fr. LL. appunctare to bring back to the point, restore, to fix the point in a controversy, or the points in an agreement; L. ad + punctum a point. See Point.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
ap-point′, v.t. to fix: to settle: assign, grant: to name to an office: to destine, devote: to equip (obs. except in pa.p..).—p.adj. Appoint′ed, established: furnished.—n. Appoint′ment, settlement: engagement: direction: situation: arrangement: (obs.) allowance paid to a public officer: (pl.) equipments. [O. Fr. apointer, Low L. appunctare—L. ad, to, punctum, a point. See Point.]
To create using authority or agreement.
They did appoint a Director to ensure they had the best possible results for the business.
Submitted by MaryC on March 1, 2020
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'appoint' in Verbs Frequency: #278
The numerical value of appoint in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of appoint in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
I have asked Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler to be prepared to bring to the (House) floor next week a resolution to appoint managers and transmit articles of impeachment to the Senate.
Investors are also aware that there's pressure on prime brokers and if you tell them that you are consolidating prime brokers, they see it as less of an issue than they did in the past, before, managers were reluctant to appoint a lesser known prime broker. Now investors understand.
Ma’am, you were arrested for burglary with an assault or battery, strong armed robbery with an aggravated battery and child abuse. I will appoint the public defender’s office for you.
If you care about the Second Amendment, then you need to ask who on this stage do you know will appoint principled constitutionalists to the court and not cut a deal with your Second Amendment rights ?
The sheer power to appoint a Supreme Court justice when you've got the votes is not in question, the question is what principles apply.
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- назначавам, установявам, определям, оборудвам, предназначавам, предписвамBulgarian
- benennen, bestimmen, festlegen, ernennen, berufen, festsetzen, ausstatten, ausrüstenGerman
- designar, fijar, equipar, nombrar, determinarSpanish
- fixer, choisir, désigner, poser, nommer, attribuer, déterminerFrench
- addīcō, sciscoLatin
- bepalen, beschikken, vaststellen, benoemenDutch
- utse, utnämnaSwedish
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