Designate - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈdezɪɡneɪt|  American pronunciation of the word designate
Brit.  |ˈdezɪɡneɪt|  British pronunciation of the word designate


- assign a name or title to (syn: denominate)
- give an assignment to (a person) to a post, or assign a task to (a person) (syn: assign, delegate, depute)
- indicate a place, direction, person, or thing; either spatially or figuratively (syn: indicate, point, show)
- decree or designate beforehand (syn: destine, doom, fate)
- design or destine (syn: destine, intend, specify)


- appointed but not yet installed in office

Extra examples

The wooden stakes designate the edge of the building site.

...the designated time for the meeting...

This area has been designated by UNESCO as World Heritage Site.

Nobody has yet been designateed as chairman.

A senior member of staff should be designated to co-ordinate training.

All parking areas are designated on the map.

A man's dress designates his rank and calling.

The lake was recently designated a conservation area.

Funds were designated for projects in low-income areas.

She has been designated to take over the position of treasurer.

Buildings are designated by red squares on the map.

The limits are designated on the map.

Who's been designated as minute-taker?

He was designated as Chairman.

It is the convention for American lawyers to designate themselves "Esquire".

Word forms

I/you/we/they: designate
he/she/it: designates
present participle: designating
past tense: designated
past participle: designated
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