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
Champions from each division won $500 in prize money to designate to a teacher or school program of their choice.
Zinke told The Associated Press last month that unspecified boundary adjustments for some monuments designated over the past four decades will be included in the recommendations submitted to Trump.
At least one major action item — whether the U.S. would be designating Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps a terrorist organization — was left obscure in Trump’s remarks, a kind of who-shot-J.R. cliff-hanger.
Meanwhile National Action, a neo-Nazi group, was officially designated a terrorist organisation by Amber Rudd, the home secretary.
Garcia, meanwhile, was designated for assignment after allowing nine earned runs in six innings across two appearances.
Officials designated Crescenta Valley High School as an evacuation center.
Mr Trump also threatened to designate Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC), the country’s praetorian guard, as a terrorist organisation.
Part of a school’s rating will be based on all public schools; and arrows will designate how their academic performance compares with the previous year.
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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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