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Definitions of appoint

  1. To fit out; equip; furnish. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  2. To fix with power or firmness; to establish; to mark out. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. To fix by a decree, order, command, resolve, decision, or mutual agreement; to constitute; to ordain; to prescribe; to fix the time and place of. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. To assign, designate, or set apart by authority. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. To furnish in all points; to provide with everything necessary by way of equipment; to equip; to fit out. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. To point at by way, or for the purpose, of censure or commendation; to arraign. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. To direct, designate, or limit; to make or direct a new disposition of, by virtue of a power contained in a conveyance; - said of an estate already conveyed. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. To name; to establish by decree; to assign; to designate for an office; to fix the time and order of; to furnish or equip. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  9. To fix: to settle: to name to an office: to equip. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  10. To fix; to name and commission to an office; equip. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  11. To ordain; to determine; to arrange. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. To decree; ordain; determine; nominate. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  13. furnish; "a beautifully appointed house" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  14. form or compose; "This money is my only income"; "The stone wall was the backdrop for the performance"; "These constitute my entire belonging"; "The children made up the chorus"; "This sum represents my entire income for a year"; "These few men comprise his entire army" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  15. To fix; to settle; to set apart; to ordain; to assign; to furnish, or to equip. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  16. To fix upon; to settle; to ordain; to furnish. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for appoint

  1. In the meantime I intend to give you an acting order to take command of the corvette, and I shall be glad, Captain Hemming, to appoint any officer you can recommend to the Supplejack. – The Three Lieutenants by W.H.G. Kingston
  2. The Court of Directors order the President and Council to appoint a minister to transact the political affairs of the government, and to select for that purpose some person well qualified for the affairs of government, and to be the minister of government. – The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. VIII. (of 12) by Edmund Burke
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