Definition of designate
- designate a group to prepare a plan
- a marker designating the battle
- the area we designate as that of spiritual values
- —J. B. Conant
- associate names with the people they designate
- a particle designated the neutron
Examples of designate in a Sentence
The wooden stakes designate the edge of the building site.
the designated time for the meeting
Recent Examples of designate from the Web
Under the new Texas government, the county of Bexar was formed in 1836, and San Antonio was designated as the county seat.
Lithuanian border guards sprayed trucks with disinfectant, wildlife biologists experimented with animal repellents and fencing, and officials designated a 20-kilometer-wide surveillance zone.
The Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument was designated as such in 1996 by former President Bill Clinton.
He's been designated as one of Jacksonville's seven game-day inactive players.
How players are designated varies from team to team, as far as how much input there is from the head coach, general manager and medical/training staff.
Some had designated areas for Uber, Lyft or other ride-sharing services.
Trump did not, for instance, designate the epidemic as a national emergency, which is different than a public health emergency and would have released funds from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
Forecasters designated the system an invest Tuesday morning and gave it a 50 percent chance of intensifying to a tropical depression or storm by the end of the week or early next week.
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Synonymsappoint, fix, name, set
Antonymsdischarge, dismiss, expel, fire
Related Wordsadopt, assign, choose, determine, establish, opt (for), pick, pin (down), prefer, select, settle, single (out), specify; arrange, coordinate, orchestrate; advertise, announce, declare, publish
Near Antonymsblackball, depose, dethrone, displace, eject, evict, oust, overthrow, remove, throw out, uncrown, unmake, unseat
DESIGNATE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of designate for English Language Learners
: to officially choose (someone or something) to do or be something : to officially give (someone or something) a particular role or purpose
: to call (something or someone) by a particular name or title
: to be used as a name for (something or someone)
DESIGNATE Defined for Kids
Definition of designate for Students
- They designated a leader.
- Let's designate this angle of the triangle a.
- These lines designate the boundaries.
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