Definition of designate:
- Designated; appointed; chosen.
- To call by a distinctive title; to name.
- 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.
- 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.
mean, aim, define, denominate, signify, show up, put, make, exhibit, depute, fate, allot, mark out, prove, peg down, allocate, bear witness, orient, ascribe, incoming, sentence, particularize, establish, bespeak, level, direct, read, prefer, specific, set, attribute, impute, stipulate, express, delimit, demo, particularise, repoint, delimitate, suggest, shew, arrogate, assign, think, doom, present, register, specify, nominate, pin down, channelise, select, taper, manoeuvre, baptize, fix, determine, characterize, set apart, destine, testify, qualify, head, choice, style, intend, narrow, show, steer, channelize, appropriate, usher, tap, condition, argue, portion, earmark, stand for, target, manoeuver, depict, nail down, delegate, maneuver, limit, money, deputise, choose, record, place, demonstrate, luff, render, evince, specialise, specialize, words, favor, condemn, narrow down, collect, sharpen, picture, dub, evidence, delineate, set aside.
- categorize (part of speech: verb)
- authorize (part of speech: verb)
- delegate (part of speech: verb)
- indicate (part of speech: verb)
- name (part of speech: verb)
- "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.