appoint, name, nominate, constitute(verb)
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.
, (Law): 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. --Alexander Mansfield Burrill. Kent.
Origin: apointen, from apointier ( appointer), from appunctare; Latin ad + punctum. See point.
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
Origin: [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.]
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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
Examples of appoint in a Sentence
To appoint Sigurður Ingi as Prime Minister is no solution.
We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office.
If you see a snake, just kill it. Don't appoint a committee on snakes.
We need to appoint Supreme Court justiceswho will get money out of politics.
We'll appoint someone (as president) but he will be controlled by Aung San Suu Kyi.
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- предписвам, оборудвам, определям, назначавам, установявам, предназначавамBulgarian
- ausstatten, ausrüsten, festsetzen, benennen, ernennen, festlegen, bestimmen, berufenGerman
- fijar, equipar, designar, determinar, nombrarSpanish
- désigner, nommer, poser, déterminer, attribuer, fixer, choisirFrench
- scisco, addīcōLatin
- benoemen, beschikken, bepalen, vaststellenDutch
- utnämna, utseSwedish
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