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- (adjective) (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈdɛzɪɡ.nət/, /ˈdɛzɪɡ.neɪt/
- (verb) (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈdɛzɪɡ.neɪt/
Audio (RP) (file)
designate (not comparable)
- Designated; appointed; chosen.
- (Can we find and add a quotation of Sir G. Buck to this entry?)
- (Britain) Used after a role title to indicate that the person has been selected but has yet to take up the role.
- To mark out and make known; to point out; to indicate; to show; to distinguish by marks or description
- to designate the boundaries of a country
- to designate the rioters who are to be arrested
- To call by a distinctive title; to name.
- 1912, chapter 1, in Baseball Joe on the School Nine, Stratemeyer Syndicate:
- "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.
- 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.
- (mark out and make known): denote, describe, indicate, note
- (call by a distinctive title): denominate, entitle, name, style; see also Thesaurus:denominate
- (set apart for a purpose or duty): allocate, earmark; see also Thesaurus:set apart
to mark out and make known; to point out; to name; to indicate
to call by a distinctive title; to name
to indicate or set apart for a purpose or duty
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Translations to be checked
- designate in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.
- designate in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.