designate

[v. dez-ig-neyt; adj. dez-ig-nit, -neyt]
verb (used with object), designated, designating.
1.
to mark or point out; indicate; show; specify.
2.
to denote; indicate; signify.
3.
to name; entitle; style.
4.
to nominate or select for a duty, office, purpose, etc.; appoint; assign.
adjective
5.
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; < Latin dēsignātus, past participle of dēsignāre. See design, -ate1

designative, designatory [dez-ig-nuh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee, dez-ig-ney-tuh-ree] , adjective
designator, noun
dedesignate, verb (used with object), dedesignated, dedesignating.
nondesignate, adjective
nondesignative, adjective
redesignate, verb (used with object), redesignated, redesignating.
undesignated, adjective
undesignative, adjective
well-designated, adjective
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designate
 
vb
1.  to indicate or specify
2.  to give a name to; style; entitle
3.  to select or name for an office or duty; appoint
 
adj
4.  (immediately postpositive) appointed, but not yet in office: a minister designate
 
[C15: from Latin dēsignātus marked out, defined; see design]
 
'designative
 
adj
 
designatory
 
adj
 
'designator
 
n

designated (ˈdɛzɪɡˌneɪtId)
 
adj
logic (of a truth value) corresponding to truth in a two-valued logic, or having one of the analogous values in a many-valued logic

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designate
1640s, from L. designatus, pp. of designare (see design).

designated
pp. adj. from designate. Designated hitter introduced in American League baseball in 1973, soon giving wide figurative extension to designated, e.g. designated driver, by 1986.
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Example sentences
Baseball purists have long argued that the designated hitter is a moral outrage.
Earned doctorate in designated area or closely related field required for all.
As a result, the number of places designated as cities grew by more than a
  thousand in a couple of years.
The site was recently declared a national natural landmark, the first such
  landmark to be designated in almost two decades.
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