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Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
appoint (verb)
transitive verb
1.
a) to fix or set officially - appoint a trial date
b) to name officially - will appoint her director of the program
c) archaic - arrange
d) to determine the disposition of (an estate) to someone by virtue of a power of - appointment
2.
intransitive verb
to provide with complete and usually appropriate or elegant furnishings or equipment - a beautifully appointed room to exercise a power of appointment furnish
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
appoint (verb)
1.
to decide upon (the time or date for an event) usually from a position of authority
SYNONIMS:
designate, fix, name, set
RELATED WORDS:
adopt, assign, choose, determine, establish, opt (for), pick, pin (down), prefer, select, settle, single (out), specify; arrange, coordinate, orchestrate; advertise, announce, declare, publish
appoint (verb)
2.
to pick (someone) by one's authority for a specific position or duty
SYNONIMS:
assign, attach, commission, constitute, designate, detail, name, nominate, place
RELATED WORDS:
authorize, delegate, depute, 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)
NEAR ANTONYMS:
blackball, depose, dethrone, displace, eject, evict, oust, overthrow, remove, throw out, uncrown, unmake, unseat
discharge, dismiss, expel, fire
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