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Translation of designate in Spanish:

transitive verb

American English: /ˈdɛzɪɡˌneɪt/
British English: /ˈdɛzɪɡneɪt/
  • 1 (name officially) they designated me as their spokesman
    me nombraron portavoz del grupo
    the area was designated a national park
    la zona fue declarada parque nacional
    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.
  • 2 (call) [formal] three points designated A, B, C on the diagram
    tres puntos designados por A, B, C en el diagrama


American English: /ˈdɛzɪɡnət/
, /ˈdɛzɪɡˌneɪt/
British English: /ˈdɛzɪɡnət/
  • (after noun) the governor/ambassador designate
    quien ha sido nombrado gobernador/embajador
    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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