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.

  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.

  3. appoint(Verb)

    : To assign, designate, or set apart by authority.

  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.

  5. appoint(Verb)

    , (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.

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Appoint(verb)

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

  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

  3. Appoint(verb)

    to assign, designate, or set apart by authority

  4. Appoint(verb)

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

  5. Appoint(verb)

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

  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

  7. Appoint(verb)

    to ordain; to determine; to arrange

  8. 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

  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.]

British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

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

How to pronounce appoint?

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    Daniel
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    Karen
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    Veena
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How to say appoint in sign language?

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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. Johann Bjornsson:

    To appoint Sigurður Ingi as Prime Minister is no solution.

  2. Aesop:

    We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office.

  3. H. Ross Perot:

    If you see a snake, just kill it. Don't appoint a committee on snakes.

  4. Hillary Clinton:

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

  5. Win Htein:

    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
  • 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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