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des·ig·nate

 (dĕz′ĭg-nāt′)
tr.v. des·ig·nat·ed, des·ig·nat·ing, des·ig·nates
1. To indicate or specify; point out: a fence that designates the property boundary.
2. To give a name or title to; characterize: The 1920s have been designated as the "Roaring Twenties."
3. To select and set aside for a duty, office, or purpose: designated a delegate to represent our department; designated funds for the project. See Synonyms at allocate, appoint.
adj. (-nĭt)
Appointed but not yet installed in office: the commissioner designate.

[Latin dēsignāre, dēsignāt- : dē-, de- + signāre, to mark (from signum, sign; see sekw- in Indo-European roots).]

des′ig·na′tive, des′ig·na·to′ry (-nə-tôr′ē) adj.
des′ig·na′tor n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.designative - serving to designate
denotative, denotive - having the power of explicitly denoting or designating or naming

designative

adjective
Serving to designate or indicate: