Synonyms and Antonyms of designate
to decide upon (the time or date for an event) usually from a position of authority
- the designated time for the meeting
adopt, assign, choose, determine, establish, opt (for), pick, pin (down), prefer, select, settle, single (out), specify
arrange, coordinate, orchestrate
advertise, announce, declare, publish
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.
authorize, delegate, 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)
blackball, depose, dethrone, displace, eject, evict, oust, overthrow, remove, throw out, uncrown, unmake, unseat
to give a name to
- He was designated "Air Jordan" by his fans.
baptize, call, christen, denominate, dub, entitle, label, name, nominate, style, term, title