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Date: 1300-1400
Language: Old French
Origin: apointier 'to arrange', from point

appoint

verb
     
ap‧point S2 W2 [transitive]
1 to choose someone for a position or a job:
officials appointed by the government
appoint somebody to something
He's been appointed to the State Supreme Court.
appoint somebody to do something
A committee was appointed to consider the plans.
appoint (somebody) as something
O'Connell was appointed as chairman.
2 formal to arrange or decide a time or place for something to happen:
The committee appointed a day in June for celebrations.
Everyone assembled in the hall at the appointed time (=at the time that had been arranged).
appointee noun [countable]
a presidential appointee
self-appointed, well-appointedWORD FOCUS: choose WORD FOCUS: choose
similar words: select, pick, appoint, nominate, go for, plump for, opt for
choose

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choose

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