reappoint

appoint

[uh-point]
verb (used with object)
1.
to name or assign to a position, an office, or the like; designate: to appoint a new treasurer; to appoint a judge to the bench.
2.
to determine by authority or agreement; fix; set: to appoint a time for the meeting.
3.
Law. to designate (a person) to take the benefit of an estate created by a deed or will.
4.
to provide with what is necessary; equip; furnish: They appointed the house with all the latest devices.
5.
Archaic. to order or establish by decree or command; ordain; constitute: laws appointed by God.
6.
Obsolete. to point at by way of censure.
verb (used without object)
7.
Obsolete. to ordain; resolve; determine.

Origin:
1325–75; Middle English apointen < Middle French apointer, equivalent to a- a-5 + pointer to point

appointable, adjective
appointer, noun
misappoint, verb (used with object)
reappoint, verb (used with object)
unappointable, adjective


1. choose, select. 2. prescribe, establish.


1. dismiss, discharge.
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appoint (əˈpɔɪnt)
 
vb
1.  (also intr) to assign officially, as for a position, responsibility, etc: he was appointed manager
2.  to establish by agreement or decree; fix: a time was appointed for the duel
3.  to prescribe or ordain: laws appointed by tribunal
4.  property law to nominate (a person), under a power granted in a deed or will, to take an interest in property
5.  to equip with necessary or usual features; furnish: a well-appointed hotel
 
[C14: from Old French apointer to put into a good state, from a point in good condition, literally: to a point]
 
ap'pointer
 
n

reappoint (ˌriːəˈpɔɪnt)
 
vb
to assign (a person, committee, etc) to a post or role again
 
reap'pointment
 
n

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appoint
late 14c., from O.Fr. apointier "to arrange, settle, place" (12c.), from apointer "duly, fitly," from phrase à point "to the point," from a- "to" + point "point," from L. punctum. The ground sense is "to come to a point about (a matter)," therefore "agree, settle."
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