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American English: /əˈpɔɪnt/
British English: /əˈpɔɪnt/

Translation of appoint in Spanish:

transitive verb

  • 1 (name, choose) See examples:to appoint somebody (to something)
    (to post/job/committee)
    nombrar or designar a alguien (para algo)
    he was appointed to the post for life
    lo nombraron or designaron para el cargo con carácter vitalicio
    she was appointed director in 1987
    fue nombrada directora en 1987
    Example sentences
    • In 1988, he was appointed to the role of divisional director for the group's specialist cars division and in 1992 he was promoted to managing director.
    • He was appointed to this promotional role because of his high profile in the community.
    • A new board of directors was appointed to oversee the financially-troubled project.
    Example sentences
    • In my view this document carries greater weight than others cited in the inquiry, for example the Tithe maps because it discharged an express obligation to set out and appoint roads.
    • Complaints against decisions pertaining to assemblies shall be filed directly to the Supreme Administrative Court within 3 days of the date of delivery of the decision concerned; unless hindered from doing so by formal obstacles, the Court shall appoint the date of the hearing no later than within 7 days of the date of filing the complaint.
    • On a document being tabled, a motion may be moved without notice to appoint a day for its consideration or for it to be printed.
  • 2 [formal]
    they appointed a date for the next meeting
    fijaron or [formal] designaron una fecha para la próxima reunión
    we met at the appointed hour
    nos encontramos a la hora señalada
  • 3
    also: (British English) appointed past participle
    beautifully appointed Victorian house
    casa victoriana terminada con hermosos detalles
    casa victoriana con hermoso terminado

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