Synonyms of designate in English:



  • 1 some organizations designate a press officer within the PR office
    appoint, nominate, depute, delegate; select, choose, pick, decide on, settle on; elect, name, identify, assign, allot, co-opt, ordain, induct
    informal plump for
  • 2 a few of the rivers are designated ‘Sites of Special Scientific Interest’
    classify, class, pronounce, label, tag; name, call, entitle, term, christen, dub, style, brand
    formal denominate
  • 3 try designating the same time every week to catch up on paperwork
    allot, appoint, specify, define; earmark, set aside, devote, stipulate, state, particularize, pinpoint
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