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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 ?
Later when he drove back home and when night came on and the stars came out it was harder to get back the old feeling of a close and personal God who lived in the sky overhead and who might at any moment reach out his hand, touch him on the shoulder, and appoint for him some heroic task to be done.
And now, ye mates, I do appoint ye three cup-bearers to my three pagan kinsmen there --yon three most honorable gentlemen and noblemen, my valiant harpooneers.
These are the terms, to wit: You shall remain king over all your dominions, and receive all the glories and honors that belong to the kingship; but you shall appoint me your perpetual minister and executive, and give me for my services one per cent.
Perhaps the president of a corps notices that one of the membership who is no longer an exempt--that is a freshman-- has remained a sophomore some little time without volunteering to fight; some day, the president, instead of calling for volunteers, will APPOINT this sophomore to measure swords with a student of another corps; he is free to decline--everybody says so--there is no compulsion.
But what I vote is, as two of the sensiblest o' the company should go with you to Master Kench, the constable's--he's ill i' bed, I know that much--and get him to appoint one of us his deppity; for that's the law, and I don't think anybody 'ull take upon him to contradick me there.
The sound of the trumpets soon recalled those spectators who had already begun to leave the field; and proclamation was made that Prince John, suddenly called by high and peremptory public duties, held himself obliged to discontinue the entertainments of to-morrow's festival: Nevertheless, that, unwilling so many good yeoman should depart without a trial of skill, he was pleased to appoint them, before leaving the ground, presently to execute the competition of archery intended for the morrow.
A messenger was despatched half a day's journey before us, to give the king notice of my approach, and to desire, "that his majesty would please to appoint a day and hour, when it would by his gracious pleasure that I might have the honour to lick the dust before his footstool.
Then the King said to her, 'I will appoint a tournament in your honour, and I will invite all the princes in the world to it, and if any one of them pleases you, you shall marry him.
He had hoped to appoint a meeting-place for the other, but now saw that this might excite doubt.
Congress have undertaken to do more: they have proceeded to form new States, to erect temporary governments, to appoint officers for them, and to prescribe the conditions on which such States shall be admitted into the Confederacy.
All the succeeding governments, even that of the Hundred Days, refused to appoint him mayor of Alencon,--a place he coveted, which, could he have had it, would, he thought, have won him the hand of a certain old maid on whom his matrimonial views now turned.
I say that according to all probability I shall not be able to undergo the fatigues of the siege of La Rochelle, and that it would be far better that you should appoint there either Monsieur de Conde, Monsieur de Bassopierre, or some valiant gentleman whose business is war, and not me, who am a churchman, and who am constantly turned aside for my real vocation to look after matters for which I have no aptitude.