What does designate mean?

Definitions for designate
ˈdɛz ɪgˌneɪt; -nɪt, -ˌneɪtdes·ig·nate

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. designate(ip)(verb)

    appointed but not yet installed in office

  2. designate, denominate(verb)

    assign a name or title to

  3. delegate, designate, depute, assign(verb)

    give an assignment to (a person) to a post, or assign a task to (a person)

  4. indicate, point, designate, show(verb)

    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"

  5. destine, fate, doom, designate(verb)

    decree or designate beforehand

    "She was destined to become a great pianist"

  6. intend, destine, designate, specify(verb)

    design or destine

    "She was intended to become the director"

Wiktionary

  1. designate(Verb)

    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.

  2. designate(Verb)

    To call by a distinctive title; to name.

  3. designate(Verb)

    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.

  4. designate(Adjective)

    Designated; appointed; chosen.

  5. Origin: designatus, past participle of designare

Webster Dictionary

  1. Designate(verb)

    designated; appointed; chosen

  2. Designate(verb)

    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

  3. Designate(verb)

    to call by a distinctive title; to name

  4. Designate(verb)

    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

  5. Origin: [L. designatus, p. p. of designare. See Design, v. t.]

Freebase

  1. Designate

    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.

British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'designate' in Verbs Frequency: #1042

How to say designate in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of designate in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of designate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of designate in a Sentence

  1. Foreign Ministry:

    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.

  2. Marci Hamilton:

    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.

  3. Mitch McConnell:

    I would say the news is that The President agreed to designate The President top people to sit down with all the leaders' staffs this weekend to see if we can come up an agreement to recommend back to us, the various leaders.

  4. Marc Valeri:

    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.

  5. The JMEC statement:

    The chairperson expressed his hope that the flight of the First Vice President-designate could be rescheduled within days, without further conditions, to ensure the timely formation of the transitional government of national unity.

Images & Illustrations of designate

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Translations for designate

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • обозначавам, определям, предназначавам, назначавам, именувам, означавамBulgarian
  • ustanovit, označit, vymezit, jmenovatCzech
  • bestimmen, nominieren, kennzeichnen, designieren, ausersehen, signieren, vorsehen, nennen, markieren, benennenGerman
  • designar, titular, designadoSpanish
  • osoittaa, nimetä, valita, korvamerkitä, merkitä, nimittää, määrittääFinnish
  • titulizarIdo
  • 称する, 示す, 指定するJapanese
  • addīcōLatin
  • designéierenLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
  • numi, indica, desemna, designa, denumiRomanian
  • называть, указывать, назначать, именоватьRussian

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