designate as


: to choose (someone or something) for (a particular role or purpose)
I designate you as the one in charge.
often used as be designated as
He was designated as team captain.
The park has been designated as a wildlife refuge.

Examples of designate as in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The rise of Hamas, which the U.S., Israel and others designate as a terrorist group, saw Gaza become isolated from the international community. Yara M. Asi, Fortune, 14 Oct. 2023 The Trump team argued in its filing that Trump exercised his authority under the Presidential Records Act to designate as his own personal belongings the records that were later seized from Mar-a-Lago. Eric Tucker, ajc, 15 Nov. 2022 For decades, Fidelity was the subject of intense speculation about whom Mr. Johnson would designate as his successor. New York Times, 24 Mar. 2022 Ellison, the son of state Attorney General Keith Ellison, has openly declared his support for Antifa, the left-wing group that President Trump has sought to designate as a terrorist organization. Fox News, 8 June 2020 There are more than 10,000 local election offices in the country that follow guidelines set by secretaries of state or other agencies that their states designate as the top election authorities. Nicholas Riccardi, ajc, 30 Nov. 2022 In that case, a district court judge rejected a lawsuit by a conservative group that wanted to force the National Archives to challenge an earlier decision by former President Bill Clinton to designate as his personal property a set of interview tapes. Charlie Savage,, 20 Oct. 2022 The Russian Justice Ministry acted under a law that is used to designate as foreign agents non-governmental organizations, media outlets and individuals who receive foreign funding and engage in activities loosely described as political. Fox News, 29 July 2021 Texas did not designate as early vaccine recipients any workers beyond those in the health care and education sectors, but is now open to all. Jennifer Steinhauer, New York Times, 7 Apr. 2021

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“Designate as.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 May. 2024.

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