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Definitions of designate

  1. Designated; appointed; chosen. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. To mark out and make known; to point out; to name; to indicate; to show; to distinguish by marks or description; to specify; as, to designate the boundaries of a country; to designate the rioters who are to be arrested. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. To call by a distinctive title; to name. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. To indicate by marks, lines, or a description, the limits of; point out; distinguish; name. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  5. To mark out so as to make known: to show: to name. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  6. To point out; name. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  7. To point out; name; appoint. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  8. decree or designate beforehand; "She was destined to become a great pianist" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. To point out; to indicate by lines, marks, or a description; to appoint; to assign; to name. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  10. To mark out or show; to distinguish by marks or description; to name; to point out. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  11. DESIGNATOR. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  12. appointed but not yet installed in office Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  13. Appointed. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.

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Usage examples for designate

  1. Let us designate another relation between reason and sentiment. – Lectures on the true, the beautiful and the good by Victor Cousin
  2. The eleventh section was even more remarkable since it gave the President authority to erect Mobile Bay and River into a separate revenue district and to designate a port of entry. – Jefferson and his Colleagues A Chronicle of the Virginia Dynasty, Volume 15 In The Chronicles Of America Series by Allen Johnson
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