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
Kouandjio played four special-teams snaps four days later for Denver, but he'd been designated as inactive in the five games since.
What’s more, 66 percent of CPS schools are meeting the criteria designated by Ingenuity and its advisory board as strong or excelling in the arts, an increase of 128 percent from five years ago.
The 1,700-acre park, which is twice the size of New York’s Central Park, was the third federal park designated by Congress, following Yellowstone and Sequoia.
Those elements will also be big selling points for a facility that is one of only 10 in the country — several of which are in warm-weather locations — designated by the federal government as a self-driving vehicle proving ground and research hub.
The agreement also calls for the appointment of directors designated by Ospraie to MBI’s board.
Ajit Pai, the new chairman of the FCC designated by this administration, is forcing a vote this week to get rid of those net neutrality rules.
The Antiquities Act doesn’t expressly authorize a president to abolish a national monument designated by a predecessor -- and none has ever done so.
Earlier this year Trump initiated a review -- led by Zinke -- of more than two dozen national monuments designated by Presidents Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and Barack Obama.
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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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