Definition of appoint
- appoint a trial date
- will appoint her director of the program
- a beautifully appointed room
She was appointed professor of chemistry at the university.
After his parents died, the boy's uncle was appointed as his guardian.
Every year, the group appoints three new members.
a committee appointed by Congress
the company's newly appointed assistant director
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First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
: to choose (someone) to have a particular job : to give (someone) a position or duty
: to decide or establish (something) in an official way
: to decide (the time or place at which something will happen or be done)
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to speak or write verbosely and windily
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