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designate

des·ig·nate

designate

 
 
pronunciation:
de zihg neIt
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part of speech: verb
inflections: designated, designates, designating
definition 1: to stand for or mean.
Red designates danger.
synonyms:
stand for
similar words:
define, represent, suggest
definition 2: to choose for a particular job or purpose.
The manager designated him as the supervisor.The boss designated her to take care of the mail.
synonyms:
appoint, assign
similar words:
call, choose, elect, nominate, pick, select
derivations: designative (adj.), designatory (adj.), designator (n.)
Word Builder: designate +
  • designated driver:
    a person who some people designate to drink no alcohol. This person can then drive a car for the people who have drunk alcohol.