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ap·point

appoint

 
 
pronunciation:
poInt
grammatical pattern:
verb smby + inf, verb + smby + noun
features:
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: appoints, appointing, appointed
definition 1: to name to a particular office or function; designate.
The President appointed a new ambassador to the United Nations.The sheriff appointed a deputy to look into the recent break-ins.[verb smby + inf ] The broadcasting service appointed him news director.[verb + smby + noun ]
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
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