[ UK /dˈɛzɪɡnˌe‍ɪt/ ]
[ US /ˈdɛzəɡˌneɪt, ˈdɛzɪɡˌneɪt/ ]
VERB
  1. design or destine
    She was intended to become the director
  2. indicate a place, direction, person, or thing; either spatially or figuratively
    I showed the customer the glove section
    he indicated his opponents
    He pointed to the empty parking space
  3. give an assignment to (a person) to a post, or assign a task to (a person)
  4. assign a name or title to
  5. decree or designate beforehand
    She was destined to become a great pianist
ADJECTIVE
  1. appointed but not yet installed in office
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How To Use designate In A Sentence

  • The reconnaissance is conducted by teams from the reconnaissance company of the airborne brigade and the reconnaissance platoon of an IFV-equipped airborne battalion or by a designated platoon of an airborne battalion. FM 100-61 Chptr 9 Artillery Support
  • Background-position: background image in the canvas element in the targeted space, designated the upper left corner of the image relative to the level of canvas and vertical spacing interval .
  • He and Barton were now called upon for their names, and in return, we were favoured with the liquid and vowelly appellatives, by which our ingenuous and communicative acquaintances were respectively designated. The Island Home
  • I intend to take it, subject of course to your approval and, as the prime minister designate, with your permission. TANK OF SERPENTS
  • He's going to be in a place called the fishbowl (ph), where he'll be designated. CNN Transcript Dec 5, 2008
  • The vital factor he boldly designates "entelechy", or "psychoid", and advocated a return to Aristotle for the most helpful conception of the principle of life. The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 9: Laprade-Mass Liturgy
  • If used to designate eternal distinctions in God, it leads to tritheism, which is a form of polytheism.
  • What they have "incentivized" executives to do, in countless cases, is not to perform, but to game the system, to smooth the numbers, to take insane risks with other people's money, to do whatever had to be done to ring the bell and send the dollars coursing their way into the designated bank account. Let's Move Their Cheese
  • And we buck intreat as good as designate a saied Thomas Russell esquier as good as Frauncis Collins gent. to be overseers hereof, as good as buck revoke all former wills, as good as publishe this to be my final will as good as testament. Archive 2009-11-01
  • During the mobilization of any Army organization, all personnel are required to muster at a designated site.
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