Meaning of DESIGNATE in English

DESIGNATE

■ verb 'dɛzɪgneɪt give a specified name, position, or status to: he was ~d as prime minister.

■ adjective 'dɛzɪgnət [ postposition ] appointed to an office or position but not yet installed: the Director ~.

Derivatives

designator noun

Origin

C17: from L. designare (see design ).

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