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Translation of designate in German:

adjective (after n.)

British English: /ˈdɛzɪɡnət/
American English: /ˈdɛzɪɡnət/
, /ˈdɛzɪɡˌneɪt/
  • designiert

transitive verb

British English: /ˈdɛzɪɡneɪt/
American English: /ˈdɛzɪɡˌneɪt/
  • 1 (serve as name of, describe) (serve as distinctive mark of)
    designate something A
    etwas als A bezeichnen/kennzeichnen
  • 3
    (appoint to office) [formal]
    be designated as somebody's successor
    zu jemandes Nachfolger ernannt werden

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