Pronunciation: /ˈdɛzɪgneɪt /[with object]
- 1Appoint (someone) to a specified office or post: he was designated as prime ministerMore example sentences
- Their draft code urges each organisation to set up and publish details of a system for dealing with complaints; and to appoint or designate a member of staff to act as ombudsman.
- If the parent is fit to take care of a child, here in family court, you designate that parent as the guardian.
- Financial experts suggest consulting a professional to create a detailed estate plan, which will put in writing where you want assets to go and designate a family member, relative, or trusted adult to execute it.
- 1.1Officially give a specified status or name to: [with object and complement]: the Wye Valley is designated an area of outstanding natural beauty certain schools are designated ‘science schools’More example sentences
- The engineering status will be designated to the school from September.
- We follow the general rules of zebrafish nomenclature for designating locus and allele names.
- Perhaps it might increase the awareness of the problem if we were officially to designate a day in the year in testimony to them.
Pronunciation: /ˈdɛzɪgnət /[postpositive] Back to top
- Appointed to an office or post but not yet installed: the Director designateMore example sentences
- He was appointed director designate in February, but was originally not to take over until December.
- Much has been made of the suggestion that the supposedly moderate prime minister designate intends to disband the militias.
- Our cameras now take you to the Central Polling Office to hear from the Prime Minister designate.
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- It is routine administrative traffic full of alphanumeric designators that mean little without a cue sheet, a recitation of mileages, case numbers and criminal histories.
- Military personnel should use their support group designator and address when indicating their current assignment.
- They need the night-vision systems and these laser designators for targeting, so we see an increase here, too.
mid 17th century (as an adjective): from Latin designatus 'designated', past participle of designare, based on signum 'a mark'.