What does designate mean?

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

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. designate(ip)verb

    appointed but not yet installed in office

  2. designate, denominateverb

    assign a name or title to

  3. delegate, designate, depute, assignverb

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

  4. 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"

  5. destine, fate, doom, designateverb

    decree or designate beforehand

    "She was destined to become a great pianist"

  6. intend, destine, designate, specifyverb

    design or destine

    "She was intended to become the director"

Wiktionary

  1. designateverb

    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. designateverb

    To call by a distinctive title; to name.

  3. designateverb

    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. designateadjective

    Designated; appointed; chosen.

  5. Etymology: designatus, past participle of designare

Webster Dictionary

  1. Designateverb

    designated; appointed; chosen

  2. Designateverb

    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. Designateverb

    to call by a distinctive title; to name

  4. Designateverb

    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. 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  

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  1. Verbs Frequency

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

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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. Duyeon Kim:

    China and Russia will not fully enforce even existing sanctions, geopolitically it would be difficult to designate new sanctions without a very convincing rationale for Beijing, Moscow and even South Korea's Moon government.

  3. Adam Smith:

    I also strongly believe it is critically important that Secretary-designate Austin be confirmed as quickly as possible after President-elect Biden becomes President on January 20th.

  4. Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov:

    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.

  5. 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.

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Translations for designate

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  • обозначавам, определям, означавам, назначавам, именувам, предназначавамBulgarian
  • označit, vymezit, jmenovat, ustanovitCzech
  • designieren, markieren, kennzeichnen, nennen, vorsehen, signieren, benennen, bestimmen, ausersehen, nominierenGerman
  • titular, designado, designarSpanish
  • nimittää, merkitä, määrittää, osoittaa, nimetä, korvamerkitä, valitaFinnish
  • titulizarIdo
  • 示す, 称する, 指定するJapanese
  • addīcōLatin
  • designéierenLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
  • numi, indica, designa, denumi, desemnaRomanian
  • назначать, указывать, называть, именоватьRussian

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