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.

    Etymology: designatus, past participle of designare

  2. designate(Verb)

    To call by a distinctive title; to name.

    Etymology: designatus, past participle of designare

  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.

    Etymology: designatus, past participle of designare

  4. designate(Adjective)

    Designated; appointed; chosen.

    Etymology: designatus, past participle of designare

Webster Dictionary

  1. Designate(verb)

    designated; appointed; chosen

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

  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

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

  3. Designate(verb)

    to call by a distinctive title; to name

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

  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

    Etymology: [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.

Editors Contribution

  1. designate

    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  

British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

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

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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. Tomislav Karamarko:

    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.

  2. Ron Wyden:

    Secretary-designate Yellen is one of the world’s top economic minds, and her perspective on economic matters has been widely sought after since she left the Federal Reserve.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. Drew Hammill:

    We must replace CUTGO to allow Democrats to designate appropriate offsets( including revenue increases), a vote AGAINST the Democratic Rules package is a vote to let Mick Mulvaney make across the board cuts, unilaterally reversing Democratic initiatives and funding increases.

Images & Illustrations of designate

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Translations for designate

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  • 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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