Definitions for designate
ˈdɛz ɪgˌneɪt; -nɪt, -ˌneɪtdes·ig·nate
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word designate.
appointed but not yet installed in office
assign a name or title to
delegate, designate, depute, assignverb
give an assignment to (a person) to a post, or assign a task to (a person)
indicate, point, designate, showverb
indicate a place, direction, person, or thing; either spatially or figuratively
"I showed the customer the glove section"; "He pointed to the empty parking space"; "he indicated his opponents"
destine, fate, doom, designateverb
decree or designate beforehand
"She was destined to become a great pianist"
intend, destine, designate, specifyverb
design or destine
"She was intended to become the director"
To mark out and make known; to point out; to name; to indicate; to show; to distinguish by marks or description; to specify; as, to designate the boundaries of a country; to designate the rioters who are to be arrested.
To call by a distinctive title; to name.
To indicate or set apart for a purpose or duty; -- with to or for; to designate an officer for or to the command of a post or station.
Designated; appointed; chosen.
Etymology: designatus, past participle of designare
Designation (from Latin designatio) is the process of determining an incumbent's successor. A candidate that won an election for example, is the designated holder of the office the candidate has been elected to, up until the candidate's inauguration. Titles typically held by such persons include, amongst others, "President-elect", and "Prime Minister-designate".
Designate generally refers to the act of officially choosing or appointing someone for a specific role, position, or making reference to a specific thing, typically in a formal context. It can also mean to signify or specify something, or assign a name or title to something.
designated; appointed; chosen
to mark out and make known; to point out; to name; to indicate; to show; to distinguish by marks or description; to specify; as, to designate the boundaries of a country; to designate the rioters who are to be arrested
to call by a distinctive title; to name
to indicate or set apart for a purpose or duty; -- with to or for; to designate an officer for or to the command of a post or station
Etymology: [L. designatus, p. p. of designare. See Design, v. t.]
Under the Colombian Constitution of 1886 the Designate was a person—a member of the Senate or member of the Cabinet—selected to act as President when the incumbent was dead, ill or otherwise unable to discharge the duties of office. The Designate was elected by the Senate at the beginning of each Legislature. The Designate could be indefinitely reelected during only one Presidency. The concept of the Designate survived until the Colombian Constitution of 1991, when the office of Vice President reappeared.
To create, design or assign for a specific purpose.
The driver designate was the person who chose to drink coffee for the night out.
Submitted by MaryC on March 14, 2020
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Rank popularity for the word 'designate' in Verbs Frequency: #1042
The numerical value of designate in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of designate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
It would be good if we all left, Oreskovic, Petrov and me, and the HDZ to provide a new prime-minister designate. We will do everything to find a solution as soon as possible, it would be the best solution to refresh the leading positions in the government.
I think it is very important that he decides who will succeed him, like King Hussein did, if Qaboos does not designate a successor himself, it will be more difficult to ensure that disagreements among the family remain contained.
The manner in which the foreign minister of Brazil suddenly informed (us of) the postponement ... when the ambassador designate was already at the palace, is unacceptable to Indonesia.
Between the age limits of nine and fourteen there occur maidens who, to certain bewitched travelers, twice or many times older than they, reveal their true nature which is not human, but nymphic (that is, demoniac); and these chosen creatures I propose to designate as nymphets.
Where the public transportation is open to all, there is a strong argument to designate a limited public forum to ensure a peaceful and efficient system aimed at getting the public to their destinations first and foremost.
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- обозначавам, именувам, означавам, назначавам, предназначавам, определямBulgarian
- označit, vymezit, ustanovit, jmenovatCzech
- vorsehen, nennen, markieren, designieren, ausersehen, nominieren, kennzeichnen, signieren, bestimmen, benennenGerman
- titular, designar, designadoSpanish
- nimittää, merkitä, korvamerkitä, valita, määrittää, nimetä, osoittaaFinnish
- 指定する, 称する, 示すJapanese
- designéierenLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- designa, denumi, desemna, indica, numiRomanian
- назначать, указывать, называть, именоватьRussian
- chỉ địnhVietnamese
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