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 of designate appoint, fix, name, setWords Related to designate 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 of designate assign, attach, commission, constitute, appoint, detail, name, nominate, placeWords Related to designate 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 designate blackball, depose, dethrone, displace, eject, evict, oust, overthrow, remove, throw out, uncrown, unmake, unseatAntonyms of designate discharge, dismiss, expel, fire
3 to give a name to he was designated “Air Jordan” by his fans Synonyms of designate baptize, call, christen, clepe [archaic], denominate, name, dub, entitle, label, nominate, style, term, titleWords Related to designate brand, stigmatize, tag; denote, specify; miscall, misname, mistitle; code-name, nickname; rechristen, relabel, rename; surname
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