What does appoint mean?

Definitions for appoint
əˈpɔɪntap·point

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. appoint, name, nominate, constituteverb

    create and charge with a task or function

    "nominate a committee"

  2. appoint, chargeverb

    assign a duty, responsibility or obligation to

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

  3. appointverb

    furnish

    "a beautifully appointed house"

Wiktionary

  1. appointverb

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

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

  2. appointverb

    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. appointverb

    To assign, designate, or set apart by authority.

  4. appointverb

    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. appointverb

    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.

  6. appointverb

    To name.

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

  7. appointverb

    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.

  8. appointverb

    To equip with; to assign authoritatively.

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

  9. appointverb

    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.

  10. appointverb

    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:

  11. appointverb

    To resolve; to determine; to ordain.

    For the LORD had appointed to defeat the good counsel of Ahithophel.

  12. 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

  1. To Appointverb

    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.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Appointverb

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

  2. Appointverb

    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. Appointverb

    to assign, designate, or set apart by authority

  4. Appointverb

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

  5. Appointverb

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

  6. Appointverb

    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. Appointverb

    to ordain; to determine; to arrange

  8. 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. Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi:

    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.

  2. Graham Rodford:

    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.

  3. Judge Mindy Glazer:

    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.

  4. Ted Cruz:

    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 ?

  5. Laurence Tribe:

    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
  • jmenovatCzech
  • penodiWelsh
  • udnævneDanish
  • benennen, bestimmen, festlegen, ernennen, berufen, festsetzen, ausstatten, ausrüstenGerman
  • designar, fijar, equipar, nombrar, determinarSpanish
  • fixer, choisir, désigner, poser, nommer, attribuer, déterminerFrench
  • 任命するJapanese
  • დანიშვნაGeorgian
  • addīcō, sciscoLatin
  • kopouMāori
  • bepalen, beschikken, vaststellen, benoemenDutch
  • oppnevneNorwegian
  • назначитьRussian
  • utse, utnämnaSwedish
  • مقررUrdu

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