pre·​des·​ig·​nat·​ed ˌprē-ˈde-zig-ˌnā-təd How to pronounce predesignated (audio)
variants or pre-designated
: designated in advance
predesignated routes
met in a predesignated location
predesignate transitive verb
or pre-designate
predesignated or pre-designated; predesignating or pre-designating
predesignate someone for the job
predesignate your beneficiary

Word History

First Known Use

1883, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of predesignated was in 1883

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Cite this Entry

“Predesignated.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Feb. 2023.

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