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pre- +‎ appoint


preappoint (third-person singular simple present preappoints, present participle preappointing, simple past and past participle preappointed)

  1. (transitive) To appoint beforehand.
    • 1839 Thomas Carlyle, from letter quoted in Thomas Carlyle; a History of the First Forty Years of His Life by James Anthony Froude
      I am no man whom it is desirable to be too close to — an unhappy mortal — at least, with nerves that preappoint me to continual pain and loneliness.

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Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for “preappoint” in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)