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 designate, fix, name, set Related Words 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 assign, attach, commission, constitute, designate, detail, name, nominate, place Related Words 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 blackball, depose, dethrone, displace, eject, evict, oust, overthrow, remove, throw out, uncrown, unmake, unseat Antonyms discharge, dismiss, expel, fire

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