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designated

adjective

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designated

verb
past tense of designate

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1 to decide upon (the time or date for an event) usually from a position of authority
  • the designated time for the meeting

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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

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3 to give a name to
  • he was designated "Air Jordan" by his fans

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“Designated.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/designated. Accessed 18 Jan. 2022.

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