Thesaurus

appoint

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of appoint

  1. 1 to decide upon (the time or date for an event) usually from a position of authority at the appointed hour we were in our places Synonyms of appoint designate, fix, name, set Words Related to appoint adopt, assign, choose, determine, establish, opt (for), pick, pin (down), prefer, select, settle, single (out), specify; arrange, coordinate, orchestrate; advertise, announce, declare, publish

  2. 2 to pick (someone) by one's authority for a specific position or duty was appointed to the council on national security Synonyms of appoint assign, attach, commission, constitute, designate, detail, name, nominate, place Words Related to appoint authorize, delegate, depute, deputize; anoint, consecrate, create, inaugurate, induct, install, instate, institute, invest, make, ordain; crown, enthrone, throne; choose, destine, draft, elect, handpick, select, single (out), vote (in) Near Antonyms of appoint blackball, depose, dethrone, displace, eject, evict, oust, overthrow, remove, throw out, uncrown, unmake, unseat Antonyms of appoint discharge, dismiss, expel, fire

Synonym Discussion of appoint

furnish, equip, outfit, appoint, accoutre mean to supply one with what is needed. furnish implies the provision of any or all essentials for performing a function.
    • a sparsely furnished apartment
equip suggests the provision of something making for efficiency in action or use.
    • a fully equipped kitchen
outfit implies provision of a complete list or set of articles as for a journey, an expedition, or a special occupation.
    • outfitted the family for a ski trip
appoint implies provision of complete and usually elegant or elaborate equipment or furnishings.
    • a lavishly appointed apartment
accoutre suggests the supplying of personal dress or equipment for a special activity.
    • fully accoutred members of a polar expedition


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