verb (used with object), designated, designating.
to mark or point out; indicate; show; specify.
to denote; indicate; signify.
to nominate or select for a duty, office, purpose, etc.; appoint; assign.
named or selected for an office, position, etc., but not yet installed (often used in combination following the noun
it modifies): ambassador-designate.
Origin: 1640–50; Related forms
< Latin dēsignātus,
past participle of dēsignāre.
designative, designatory /ˈdɛzɪgnəˌtɔri, -ˌtoʊri, ˌdɛzɪgˈneɪtəri/ [dez-ig-nuh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee, dez-ig-ney-tuh-ree] Show IPA , adjective
dedesignate, verb (used with object), dedesignated, dedesignating.
redesignate, verb (used with object), redesignated, redesignating.