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appoint

ap·point

appoint

 
pronunciation:
poInt
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Word Parts
part of speech: verb
inflections: appointed, appointing, appoints
definition: to name someone to a particular office or duty.
The mayor appointed a new police chief.
synonyms:
assign, designate, nominate
similar words:
install, invest
Word Parts
The word appoint contains the following part:
ap- Latin prefix that means to, toward
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The prefix ap- occurs in Latin loanwords. It is an assimilated form of ad- used before roots beginning with "p." See ad-.