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Appoint - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'Appoint' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Appoint [ v. i.]
- To ordain; to determine; to arrange.
2 . Appoint [ v. t.]
- To fix with power or firmness; to establish; to mark out.
- To fix by a decree, order, command, resolve, decision, or mutual agreement; to constitute; to ordain; to prescribe; to fix the time and place of.
- To assign, designate, or set apart by authority.
- To furnish in all points; to provide with everything necessary by way of equipment; to equip; to fit out.
- To point at by way, or for the purpose, of censure or commendation; to arraign.
- To direct, designate, or limit; to make or direct a new disposition of, by virtue of a power contained in a conveyance; -- said of an estate already conveyed.

Meaning of 'Appoint' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . appoint [ v]
Meaning (1):
- furnish
Example in sentence:
  • a beautifully appointed house
Meaning (2):
- assign a duty, responsibility or obligation to
Example in sentence:
  • He was appointed deputy manager;
  • She was charged with supervising the creation of a concordance
Meaning (3):
- create and charge with a task or function
Example in sentence:
  • nominate a committee