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ap·point

 (ə-point′)
tr.v. ap·point·ed, ap·point·ing, ap·points
1. To select or designate to fill an office or a position: appointed her the chief operating officer of the company.
2. To fix or set by authority or by mutual agreement: will appoint a date for the examination.
3. To furnish; equip: a house that is comfortably appointed.
4. Law To direct the disposition of (property) to a person or persons in exercise of a power granted for this purpose by a preceding deed.

[Middle English appointen, from Old French apointer, apointier, to arrange, from a point, to the point : a, to (from Latin ad; see ad-) + point, point; see point.]
Synonyms: appoint, assign, designate, name, nominate, tap1
These verbs mean to select for an office or position: was appointed chair of the committee; was assigned to the panel investigating the matter; expects to be designated leader of the opposition; a new police commissioner named by the mayor; to be nominated as her party's candidate; was tapped for fraternity membership.

appoint

(əˈpɔɪnt)
vb (mainly tr)
1. (also intr) to assign officially, as for a position, responsibility, etc: he was appointed manager.
2. to establish by agreement or decree; fix: a time was appointed for the duel.
3. to prescribe or ordain: laws appointed by tribunal.
4. (Law) property law to nominate (a person), under a power granted in a deed or will, to take an interest in property
5. to equip with necessary or usual features; furnish: a well-appointed hotel.
[C14: from Old French apointer to put into a good state, from a point in good condition, literally: to a point]
apˈpointer n

ap•point

(əˈpɔɪnt)

v.t.
1. to name or assign officially: to appoint a new treasurer.
2. to fix; set: to appoint a time for the meeting.
3. to designate (a person) to take the benefit of an estate created by a deed or will.
4. to equip; furnish: They appointed the house luxuriously.
5. Archaic. to arrange.
v.i.
6. to use the power of appointment.
[1325–75; Middle English apointen < Middle French apointer=a- a-5 + pointer to point]
ap•point′a•ble, adj.
ap•point′er, n.
syn: See furnish.

appoint


Past participle: appointed
Gerund: appointing

Imperative
appoint
appoint
Present
I appoint
you appoint
he/she/it appoints
we appoint
you appoint
they appoint
Preterite
I appointed
you appointed
he/she/it appointed
we appointed
you appointed
they appointed
Present Continuous
I am appointing
you are appointing
he/she/it is appointing
we are appointing
you are appointing
they are appointing
Present Perfect
I have appointed
you have appointed
he/she/it has appointed
we have appointed
you have appointed
they have appointed
Past Continuous
I was appointing
you were appointing
he/she/it was appointing
we were appointing
you were appointing
they were appointing
Past Perfect
I had appointed
you had appointed
he/she/it had appointed
we had appointed
you had appointed
they had appointed
Future
I will appoint
you will appoint
he/she/it will appoint
we will appoint
you will appoint
they will appoint
Future Perfect
I will have appointed
you will have appointed
he/she/it will have appointed
we will have appointed
you will have appointed
they will have appointed
Future Continuous
I will be appointing
you will be appointing
he/she/it will be appointing
we will be appointing
you will be appointing
they will be appointing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been appointing
you have been appointing
he/she/it has been appointing
we have been appointing
you have been appointing
they have been appointing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been appointing
you will have been appointing
he/she/it will have been appointing
we will have been appointing
you will have been appointing
they will have been appointing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been appointing
you had been appointing
he/she/it had been appointing
we had been appointing
you had been appointing
they had been appointing
Conditional
I would appoint
you would appoint
he/she/it would appoint
we would appoint
you would appoint
they would appoint
Past Conditional
I would have appointed
you would have appointed
he/she/it would have appointed
we would have appointed
you would have appointed
they would have appointed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.appoint - create and charge with a task or function; "nominate a committee"
institute, establish, found, plant, constitute - set up or lay the groundwork for; "establish a new department"
pack - set up a committee or legislative body with one's own supporters so as to influence the outcome; "pack a jury"
co-opt - appoint summarily or commandeer; "The army tried to co-opt peasants into civil defence groups"
2.appoint - assign a duty, responsibility or obligation toappoint - assign a duty, responsibility or obligation to; "He was appointed deputy manager"; "She was charged with supervising the creation of a concordance"
assign, delegate, designate, depute - give an assignment to (a person) to a post, or assign a task to (a person)
depute, deputise, deputize - appoint as a substitute
name, nominate, make - charge with a function; charge to be; "She was named Head of the Committee"; "She was made president of the club"
authorise, empower, authorize - give or delegate power or authority to; "She authorized her assistant to sign the papers"
accredit - provide or send (envoys or embassadors) with official credentials
create - invest with a new title, office, or rank; "Create one a peer"
3.appoint - furnishappoint - furnish; "a beautifully appointed house"
equip, fit out, outfit, fit - provide with (something) usually for a specific purpose; "The expedition was equipped with proper clothing, food, and other necessities"

appoint

verb
1. assign, name, choose, commission, select, elect, install, delegate, nominate It made sense to appoint a banker to this job.
assign fire, dismiss, sack (informal), discharge, give the sack (informal), give someone his or her P45 (informal)
2. decide, set, choose, establish, determine, settle, fix, arrange, specify, assign, designate, allot We met at the time appointed.
decide cancel

appoint

verb
1. To select for an office or position:
2. To supply what is needed for some activity or purpose:
Translations
يُخَصَّصيُعَيِّنيُعَيِّـنُ
jmenovatsjednaturčit
udnævneudpegeaftalefastsætte
nimittää
postaviti
ákveîaútnefna
任命する
임명하다
nustatytasnustatytipaskyrimassusitarimas susitikti
ieceltnorādītnoteikt
imenovati
utse
แต่งตั้ง
atamakkararlaştırmaktayin etmek
bổ nhiệm

appoint

[əˈpɔɪnt] VT
1. (= nominate) → nombrar (to a) they appointed him chairmanle nombraron presidente
they appointed him to do itle nombraron para hacerlo
2. (frm) [+ time, place] → fijar, señalar (for para) at the appointed timea la hora señalada

appoint

[əˈpɔɪnt] vt
[+ person] (to post, position)nommer
to appoint sb to sth [+ post, position, job] → nommer qn à qch
to appoint sb manager → nommer qn directeur/trice
[+ date, place] → fixer, désigner

appoint

vt
(to a job) → einstellen; (to a post) → ernennen; to appoint somebody to an officejdn in ein Amt berufen; to appoint somebody somethingjdn zu etw ernennen or bestellen (geh)or als etw (acc)berufen; to appoint somebody to do somethingjdn dazu bestimmen, etw zu tun; they appointed him to the vacant positionsie gaben ihm die (freie) Stelle; (professorship) → sie haben ihn auf den Lehrstuhl berufen
(= designate, ordain)bestimmen; (= agree)festlegen or -setzen, verabreden, ausmachen; the date appointed for that meeting (form)der angesetzte Tagungstermin (form)

appoint

[əˈpɔɪnt] vt
a. (nominate) → nominare
they appointed him chairman → lo hanno nominato presidente
they appointed a new teacher → hanno assunto un nuovo insegnante
b. (frm) (time, place) → fissare, stabilire
at the appointed time → all'ora stabilita
c. a well-appointed houseuna casa ben attrezzata

appoint

(əˈpoint) verb
1. to give (a person) a job or position. They appointed him manager; They have appointed a new manager.
2. to fix or agree on (a time for something). to appoint a time for a meeting.
apˈpointed adjective
He arrived before the appointed time.
apˈpointment noun
1. (an) arrangement to meet someone; I made an appointment to see him.
2. the job or position to which a person is appointed. His appointment was for one year only.

appoint

يُعَيِّـنُ jmenovat udnævne einstellen διορίζω designar nimittää nommer postaviti nominare 任命する 임명하다 aanstellen peke ut wyznaczyć designar, nomear назначать utse แต่งตั้ง atamak bổ nhiệm 任命
References in classic literature ?
Please be so good as to appoint my nephew Night Chaplain and Reminder of Mothers and Sisters.
I don't speak of his capacity as a general, but at a time like this how they appoint they appoint a decrepit, blind old man, positively blind?
The Congress shall assemble at least once in every Year, and such Meeting shall be on the first Monday in December, unless they shall by law appoint a different Day.
Each State shall appoint, in such Manner as the Legislature thereof may direct, a Number of Electors, equal to the whole Number of Senators and Representatives to which the State may be entitled in the Congress: but no Senator or Representative, or Person holding an Office of Trust or Profit under the United States, shall be appointed an Elector.
Monsieur de la Billardiere requested it of the two ministers on his death-bed, blaming himself for having taken the emoluments of an office of which Rabourdin did all the work; he felt remorse of conscience, and the ministers, to quiet him, promised to appoint Rabourdin unless higher powers intervened.
It would be right and just to appoint Monsieur Rabourdin" [looking full at Dutocq], "because, in that case, long and faithful service, honor, and talent would be recognized, appreciated, and properly rewarded.
They have authority to appoint and receive ambassadors; to execute treaties and alliances already formed; to provide for the collection of duties on imports and exports; to regulate the mint, with a saving to the provincial rights; to govern as sovereigns the dependent territories.