Definition of designate :
1. Designated; appointed; chosen.
2. To call by a distinctive title; to name.
3. To indicate or set apart for a purpose or duty; - with to or for; to designate an officer for or to the command of a post or station.
4. 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.
manoeuvre, specialise, demonstrate, deputise, peg down, place, read, condition, testify, show up, particularize, evidence, delineate, tap, incoming, attribute, maneuver, sentence, make, condemn, demo, ascribe, render, taper, express, narrow, stand for, set apart, limit, narrow down, channelize, signify, establish, luff, suggest, direct, orient, argue, target, sharpen, bespeak, impute, fate, put, depute, show, delimit, baptize, steer, words, aim, set, choice, think, earmark, nominate, specific, style, specialize, exhibit, appropriate, portion, head, evince, usher, qualify, pin down, intend, channelise, allocate, fix, define, characterize, mean, money, doom, delimitate, present, select, shew, manoeuver, mark out, level, prefer, destine, choose, set aside, stipulate, allot, determine, nail down, specify, depict, record, bear witness, register, repoint, prove, arrogate, dub, particularise, favor, collect, picture
categorize (part of speech: verb)
authorize (part of speech: verb)
commission, enable, permit, license, validate, certify, authenticate, deputize, ordain, affirm, sanction, consent, empower, confirm, approve, enfranchise, authorize, notarize, denominate, bless, countersign, warrant, assent, agree, entitle
delegate (part of speech: verb)
indicate (part of speech: verb)
cue, motion, mark, note, indicate, signal, gesture, notify, nod, point out, symbolize, gesticulate, wave, shrug, alert, point, denote, wink, prompt, flag, brand, beckon, stamp, tag, nudge, ticket, guide, betoken, label
name (part of speech: verb)
- When our Saviour said of Herod, 'Go tell that fox, ' he meant to designate the man as having the quality of a fox." - "The Good Time Coming", T. S. Arthur.
- This feast may be at any time, and is not at any particular time, occurring, however, generally as often as once a year, unless, at the time of the first feast, the friends designate a particular time, such, for instance, as when the leaves fall, or when the grass comes again. - "A further contribution to the study of the mortuary customs of the North American Indians First Annual Report of the Bureau of Ethnology to the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, 1879-80, Government Printing Office, Washington, 1881, pages 87-204", H. C. Yarrow.
- It is doubtless satisfactory to designate first magistrates who have raised themselves from humble beginnings to that proud position, and there are times when it is proper to recall such achievements to the rising generation. - "Worldly Ways and Byways", Eliot Gregory.