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appoint

verb

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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

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2 to pick (someone) by one's authority for a specific position or duty
  • was appointed to the council on national security

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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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The first known use of appoint was in the 14th century

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“Appoint.” The Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/appoint. Accessed 12 December 2019.

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