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Meaning & Definition of Designate in English

English

Designate

/dɛzəgnet/

verb

1. Assign a name or title to

    synonym:
  • designate
  • ,
  • denominate

2. Give an assignment to (a person) to a post, or assign a task to (a person)

    synonym:
  • delegate
  • ,
  • designate
  • ,
  • depute
  • ,
  • assign

3. Indicate a place, direction, person, or thing

  • Either spatially or figuratively
  • "I showed the customer the glove section"
  • "He pointed to the empty parking space"
  • "He indicated his opponents"
    synonym:
  • indicate
  • ,
  • point
  • ,
  • designate
  • ,
  • show

4. Decree or designate beforehand

  • "She was destined to become a great pianist"
    synonym:
  • destine
  • ,
  • fate
  • ,
  • doom
  • ,
  • designate

5. Design or destine

  • "She was intended to become the director"
    synonym:
  • intend
  • ,
  • destine
  • ,
  • designate
  • ,
  • specify

adjective

1. Appointed but not yet installed in office

    synonym:
  • designate(ip)

Examples of using

Blue lines on the map designate rivers.