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designate

[v. dez-ig-neyt; adj. dez-ig-nit, -neyt] /v. ˈdɛz ɪgˌneɪt; adj. ˈdɛz ɪg nɪt, -ˌneɪt/
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
1640-1650
1640-50; < Latin dēsignātus, past participle of dēsignāre. See design, -ate1
Related forms
designative, designatory
[dez-ig-nuh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee, dez-ig-ney-tuh-ree] /ˈdɛz ɪg nəˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i, ˌdɛz ɪgˈneɪ tə ri/ (Show IPA),
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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Examples for designated
  • 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.
  • Each game featured two players, one designated a proposer and the other a responder.
  • Ninety-five percent of the park is designated as wilderness.
  • In fact, thick clouds hovered over much of the landing site at the designated touchdown time.
  • Try this: keep making eye contact with the designated speaker.
  • National parks and other protected areas were designated without thought to climate change.
  • It's difficult to protect migrating whale sharks once they leave designated no-fishing zones.
British Dictionary definitions for designated

designated

/ˈdɛzɪɡˌneɪtId/
adjective
1.
(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

designate

verb (transitive) (ˈdɛzɪɡˌneɪt)
1.
to indicate or specify
2.
to give a name to; style; entitle
3.
to select or name for an office or duty; appoint
adjective (ˈdɛzɪɡnɪt; -ˌneɪt)
4.
(immediately postpositive) appointed, but not yet in office a minister designate
Derived Forms
designative, designatory (ˌdɛzɪɡˈneɪtrɪ) adjective
designator, noun
Word Origin
C15: from Latin dēsignātus marked out, defined; see design
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Word Origin and History for designated
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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