Definitions for designate

Definitions for (verb) designate

Main entry: intend, designate, destine, specify

Definition: design or destine

Usage: She was intended to become the director

Main entry: fate, doom, designate, destine

Definition: decree or designate beforehand

Usage: She was destined to become a great pianist

Main entry: show, point, indicate, designate

Definition: indicate a place, direction, person, or thing; either spatially or figuratively

Usage: I showed the customer the glove section; He pointed to the empty parking space; he indicated his opponents

Main entry: denominate, designate

Definition: assign a name or title to

Main entry: delegate, depute, designate, assign

Definition: give an assignment to (a person) to a post, or assign a task to (a person)

Definitions for (adj) designate

Main entry: designate

Definition: appointed but not yet installed in office

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