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
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.
Champions from each division won $500 in prize money to designate to a teacher or school program of their choice.
But Contreras' batting average climbed 22 points after veteran Miguel Montero was designated for assignment and before Contreras suffered a hamstring strain.
Now that movies are shown there four nights a week—five, actually, Thursday night recently having been designated James Bond Night—the living room is close to a full-time theater.
That makes sense, since precincts as designated and created by towns and counties are the primary unit of elections administration.
To sign up, patients simply need to visit one of Care Harbor’s designated wristband distribution centers on specific days, at specific locations, on November 11 and 12th.
The government supports Irish language TV and radio broadcasts, as well as designated Irish-speaking rural areas called Gaeltacht.
The United States’ Treasury department has also designated Tareck El Aissami, Mr Maduro’s vice-president, as a drug kingpin (Mr Aissami denies the charge).
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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.
Word Root of designate
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