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Definition 1: design or destine - [verb of cognition]

Samples where designate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She was intended to become the director

Synonyms for designate in the sense of this definition

(designate is a kind of ...) make plans for something

"He is planning a trip with his family"

(... is a kind of designate ) destine or designate for a certain purpose

"These flowers were meant for you"

(... is a kind of designate ) plan something for a specific role or purpose or effect

"This room is not designed for work"

(... is a kind of designate ) designate or schedule

"He slated his talk for 9 AM" "She was slated to be his successor"

(... is a kind of designate ) specifically design a product, event, or activity for a certain public

Definition 2: assign a name or title to - [verb of communication]

Synonyms for designate in the sense of this definition

(... is a kind of designate ) be a sign or indication of

"Her smile denoted that she agreed"

(... is a kind of designate ) give numbers to

"You should number the pages of the thesis"

(... is a kind of designate ) assign a label to; designate with a label

"These students were labelled `learning disabled'"

Definition 3: decree or designate beforehand - [verb of communication]

Samples where designate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She was destined to become a great pianist

Synonyms for designate in the sense of this definition

(designate is a kind of ...) issue an order

Definition 4: indicate a place, direction, person, or thing; either spatially or figuratively - [verb of communication]

Samples where designate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • I showed the customer the glove section
  • He pointed to the empty parking space
  • he indicated his opponents

Synonyms for designate in the sense of this definition

(designate is a kind of ...) impart knowledge of some fact, state of affairs, or event to

"I informed him of his rights"

(... is a kind of designate ) indicate the presence of (game) by standing and pointing with the muzzle

"the dog pointed the dead duck"

(... is a kind of designate ) indicate the fingering for the playing of musical scores for keyboard instruments

(... is a kind of designate ) point out carefully and clearly

(... is a kind of designate ) manifest or bring back

"This action reflects his true beliefs"

Synonyms for designate in the sense of this definition

(designate is a kind of ...) assign a duty, responsibility or obligation to

"He was appointed deputy manager" "She was charged with supervising the creation of a concordance"

(... is a kind of designate ) assign authority to

(... is a kind of designate ) assign to a lower position; reduce in rank

"She was demoted because she always speaks up" "He was broken down to Sergeant"

(... is a kind of designate ) give a promotion to or assign to a higher position

"John was kicked upstairs when a replacement was hired" "Women tend not to advance in the major law firms" "I got promoted after many years of hard work"

(... is a kind of designate ) assign under a mandate

"mandate a colony"

(... is a kind of designate ) transfer power to someone

(... is a kind of designate ) transfer somebody to a different position or location of work

(... is a kind of designate ) assign to a regiment

"regiment soldiers"

(... is a kind of designate ) place somebody in a particular situation or location

"he was placed on probation"

(... is a kind of designate ) assign a task to

"I tasked him with looking after the children"

(... is a kind of designate ) pass on or delegate to another

"The representative devolved his duties to his aides while he was in the hospital"

(... is a kind of designate ) assign the roles of (a movie or a play) to actors

"Who cast this beautiful movie?"

(... is a kind of designate ) assign to a post; put into a post

"The newspaper posted him in Timbuktu"

(... is a kind of designate ) select to play,sing, or dance a part in a play, movie, musical, opera, or ballet

"He cast a young woman in the role of Desdemona"

(... is a kind of designate ) assign to (a job or a home)

Definition 6: appointed but not yet installed in office - [adjective satellite denoting all]

(designate is similar to ...) arriving at a place or position

"incoming class" "incoming mail"

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