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[pree-dez-ig-neyt] /priˈdɛz ɪgˌneɪt/
verb (used with object), predesignated, predesignating.
to designate beforehand.
Origin of predesignate
1815-25; pre- + designate
Related forms
predesignation, noun
[pree-dez-ig-nuh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee, pree-dez-ig-ney-tuh-ree] /priˈdɛz ɪg nəˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i, ˌpri dɛz ɪgˈneɪ tə ri/ (Show IPA),
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Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • If you elect to predesignate a personal physician, that physician must sign the form as welL.
  • It is not possible to publicly predesignate these buildings as they may not be deemed safe following a disaster.
  • Employees must waive the right to predesignate or change to a treating physician not participating in the designated health plan.
  • Cities and towns are encouraged to plan for and predesignate shoreline environments for their unincorporated urban growth areas.
  • The guidebook describes the right to predesignate your personal physician in case of job injury.
  • The notification shall inform the employee of the right to predesignate a personal physician.
  • Unless the agreement restricts your choices, you may predesignate a physician.
  • But he may have predesignated-and it would be a requirement in effect that he predesignate someone to act by proxy.

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