designate

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Latin designatus, past participle of designare

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Adjective[edit]

designate (not comparable)

  1. Designated; appointed; chosen.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Sir G. Buck to this entry?)

Verb[edit]

designate (third-person singular simple present designates, present participle designating, simple past and past participle designated)

  1. 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. To call by a distinctive title; to name.
    • 1912, Stratemeyer Syndicate, Baseball Joe on the School Nine Chapter 1
      "Yes, let 'Sister' Davis have a whack at it too," urged George Bland. Tom Davis, who was Joe Matson's particular chum, was designated "Sister" because, in an incautious moment, when first coming to Excelsior Hall, he had shown a picture of his very pretty sister, Mabel.
  3. 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.

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Interlingua[edit]

Participle[edit]

designate

  1. past participle of designar

Italian[edit]

Verb[edit]

designate

  1. second-person plural present tense and imperative of designare
  2. feminine plural of designato

Adjective[edit]

designate

  1. Feminine plural of designato

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Latin[edit]

Verb[edit]

dēsignāte

  1. second-person plural present active imperative of dēsignō