appointed

To be appointed is to be given a task or job. If you're appointed as the week's doughnut fetcher at work, it means you've been assigned the job of bringing treats for everyone.

You might be appointed for a small duty or for a large promotion, as when the gym teacher at school is unexpectedly appointed principal. Another way to use the adjective appointed is to mean "well furnished." Lovely homes and fancy hotels are often described as "well appointed" or "luxuriously appointed.

Primary Meanings of appointed

1.
adj
selected for a job
2.
adj
provided with furnishing and accessories (especially of a tasteful kind)
Full Definitions of appointed
1

adj selected for a job

“the one appointed for guard duty”
Synonyms:
assigned
appointed to a post or duty

adj subject to appointment

Synonyms:
appointive
nominated, nominative
appointed by nomination
non-elective, nonelected, nonelective
filled by appointment rather than by election
Antonyms:
elected, elective
subject to popular election
electoral
relating to or composed of electors
nonappointive
filled by popular election rather than by appointment
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adj fixed or established especially by order or command

“"at the time appointed (or the appointed time")”
Synonyms:
decreed, ordained, prescribed
settled
established or decided beyond dispute or doubt
2

adj provided with furnishing and accessories (especially of a tasteful kind)

“a house that is beautifully appointed
Synonyms:
equipped, furnished
provided with whatever is necessary for a purpose (as furniture or equipment or authority)

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