What does appoint mean?

Definitions for appoint
əˈpɔɪntap·point

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word appoint.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. appoint, name, nominate, constitute(verb)

    create and charge with a task or function

    "nominate a committee"

  2. appoint, charge(verb)

    assign a duty, responsibility or obligation to

    "He was appointed deputy manager"; "She was charged with supervising the creation of a concordance"

  3. appoint(verb)

    furnish

    "a beautifully appointed house"

Wiktionary

  1. appoint(Verb)

    To fix with power or firmness; to establish; to mark out.

    When he appointed the foundations of the earth. --Prov. viii. 29.

    Etymology: apointen, from apointier ( appointer), from appunctare; Latin ad + punctum. See point.

  2. appoint(Verb)

    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.

    Etymology: apointen, from apointier ( appointer), from appunctare; Latin ad + punctum. See point.

  3. appoint(Verb)

    To assign, designate, or set apart by authority.

    Etymology: apointen, from apointier ( appointer), from appunctare; Latin ad + punctum. See point.

  4. appoint(Verb)

    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.

    Etymology: apointen, from apointier ( appointer), from appunctare; Latin ad + punctum. See point.

  5. appoint(Verb)

    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.

    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.

  6. appoint(Verb)

    To name.

    Aaron and his shall go in, and appoint them every one to his service.

    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.

  7. appoint(Verb)

    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.

    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.

  8. appoint(Verb)

    To equip with; to assign authoritatively.

    after mature Deliberation, he appointed them a Ship of seventy Tons,

    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.

  9. appoint(Verb)

    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.

    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.

  10. appoint(Verb)

    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:

    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.

  11. appoint(Verb)

    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.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Appoint(verb)

    to fix with power or firmness; to establish; to mark out

    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.]

  2. Appoint(verb)

    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

    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.]

  3. Appoint(verb)

    to assign, designate, or set apart by authority

    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.]

  4. Appoint(verb)

    to furnish in all points; to provide with everything necessary by way of equipment; to equip; to fit out

    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.]

  5. Appoint(verb)

    to point at by way, or for the purpose, of censure or commendation; to arraign

    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.]

  6. Appoint(verb)

    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

    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.]

  7. Appoint(verb)

    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

  1. Appoint

    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.]

Editors Contribution

  1. appoint

    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  

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    Rank popularity for the word 'appoint' in Verbs Frequency: #278

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of appoint in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of appoint in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of appoint in a Sentence

  1. Marlene McHugh:

    Will I require a feeding tube, oxygen, dialysis? appoint someone to be your voice, to make decisions on your behalf.

  2. Carter Page:

    You appoint Kris for only one reason: you don't want the system fixed. You just want it to look like you do.

  3. Hillary Clinton:

    We need to appoint Supreme Court justiceswho will get money out of politics.

  4. Bernie Sanders:

    Sadly, we have an administration in Washington that has shown the world that it does not believe in science, when you appoint Vice President Pence, an individual who also doesnt much believe in science, what youre telling the whole world is that youre politicizing this issue.

  5. Ted Cruz:

    That, of course, is not the standard, under the Constitution, members of the judiciary do not appoint their own successors.

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  • предписвам, оборудвам, определям, назначавам, установявам, предназначавамBulgarian
  • jmenovatCzech
  • penodiWelsh
  • udnævneDanish
  • ausstatten, ausrüsten, festsetzen, benennen, ernennen, festlegen, bestimmen, berufenGerman
  • fijar, equipar, designar, determinar, nombrarSpanish
  • désigner, nommer, poser, déterminer, attribuer, fixer, choisirFrench
  • 任命するJapanese
  • დანიშვნაGeorgian
  • scisco, addīcōLatin
  • kopouMāori
  • benoemen, beschikken, bepalen, vaststellenDutch
  • oppnevneNorwegian
  • назначитьRussian
  • utnämna, utseSwedish
  • مقررUrdu

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