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appoint

ap·point

appoint

 
 
pronunciation:
poInt
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: appointed, appointing, appoints
definition 1: to name to a particular office or function; designate.
The President appointed a new ambassador to the United Nations.
synonyms:
assign, designate, name, nominate
antonyms:
remove
similar words:
authorize, commission, constitute, delegate, deputize, install, invest, make, ordain
definition 2: to set, fix, or determine by agreement or authority.
Let's appoint a regular meeting time.
synonyms:
determine, fix, set
similar words:
establish, settle
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-.