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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