Synonyms and Antonyms of designate
1 to decide upon (the time or date for an event) usually from a position of authority the designated time for the meeting Synonyms appoint, fix, name, setRelated 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 to pick (someone) by one's authority for a specific position or duty he has yet to designate his successor as head of the firm Synonyms assign, attach, commission, constitute, appoint, detail, name, nominate, placeRelated 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, unseatAntonyms discharge, dismiss, expel, fire
3 to give a name to he was designated “Air Jordan” by his fans Synonyms baptize, call, christen, clepe [archaic], denominate, name, dub, entitle, label, nominate, style, term, titleRelated Words brand, stigmatize, tag; denote, specify; miscall, misname, mistitle; code-name, nickname; rechristen, relabel, rename; surname
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