designate

To designate is to give something a specific status. If you designate your house an opera-free zone, it means that you've officially declared that no opera is allowed to be played there.

To give a person or thing an official status is to designate it as something, like when you designate a meeting place if members of your group get lost at the amusement park. Sometimes, it can carry responsibility or an assignment, like when your teammates designate you as the captain. It can also show a category, like when you designate certain books to the humor section of the bookstore where you work.

Definitions of designate
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v design or destine

Synonyms:
destine, intend, specify
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mean
destine or designate for a certain purpose
design
plan something for a specific role or purpose or effect
slate
designate or schedule
aim, calculate, direct
specifically design a product, event, or activity for a certain public
Type of:
plan
make plans for something

v assign a name or title to

Synonyms:
denominate
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denote
be a sign or indication of
number
give numbers to
label
assign a label to; designate with a label
foliate, page, paginate
number the pages of a book or manuscript
call
ascribe a quality to or give a name of a common noun that reflects a quality
address, direct
put an address on (an envelope)
call, name
assign a specified (usually proper) proper name to
brand, denounce, mark, stigmatise, stigmatize
to accuse or condemn or openly or formally or brand as disgraceful

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

Synonyms:
assign, delegate, depute
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mandate
assign authority to
cast
select to play,sing, or dance a part in a play, movie, musical, opera, or ballet
post
assign to a post; put into a post
cast
assign the roles of (a movie or a play) to actors
devolve
pass on or delegate to another
task
assign a task to
place
place somebody in a particular situation or location
regiment
assign to a regiment
reassign, transfer
transfer somebody to a different position or location of work
delegate, depute
transfer power to someone
mandate
assign under a mandate
advance, elevate, kick upstairs, promote, raise, upgrade
give a promotion to or assign to a higher position
break, bump, demote, kick downstairs, relegate
assign to a lower position; reduce in rank
place
assign to (a job or a home)
recast
cast again, in a different role
miscast
cast an actor, singer, or dancer in an unsuitable role
typecast
cast repeatedly in the same kind of role
second
transfer an employee to a different, temporary assignment
exchange
hand over one and receive another, approximately equivalent
tenure
give life-time employment to
bring up
promote from a lower position or rank
spot promote
promote on the spot
ennoble, entitle, gentle
give a title to someone; make someone a member of the nobility
sideline
remove from the center of activity or attention; place into an inferior position
reduce
bring to humbler or weaker state or condition
favor, favour, prefer
promote over another
brevet
promote somebody by brevet, in the military
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appoint, charge
assign a duty, responsibility or obligation to

v indicate a place, direction, person, or thing; either spatially or figuratively

Synonyms:
indicate, point, show
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point
indicate the presence of (game) by standing and pointing with the muzzle
finger
indicate the fingering for the playing of musical scores for keyboard instruments
call attention, point out, signalise, signalize
point out carefully and clearly
reflect
manifest or bring back
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inform
impart knowledge of some fact, state or affairs, or event to

v decree or designate beforehand

Synonyms:
destine, doom, fate
Type of:
ordain
issue an order

adj appointed but not yet installed in office

Synonyms:
incoming
arriving at a place or position

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