designate


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Designate \Des"ig*nate\, a. [L. designatus, p. p. of designare.
   See Design, v. t.]
   Designated; appointed; chosen. [R.] --Sir G. Buck.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Designate \Des"ig*nate\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Designated; p.
   pr. & vb. n. Designating.]
   1. To mark out and make known; to point out; to name; to
      indicate; to show; to distinguish by marks or description;
      to specify; as, to designate the boundaries of a country;
      to designate the rioters who are to be arrested.
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   2. To call by a distinctive title; to name.
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   3. To indicate or set apart for a purpose or duty; -- with to
      or for; as, to designate an officer for or to the command
      of a post or station.

   Syn: To name; denominate; style; entitle; characterize;
        describe.
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