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Verb (usu participle)


Verb appoint has 3 senses


appointv. t. [OE. appointen, apointen, OF. apointier to prepare, arrange, lean, place, F. appointer to give a salary, refer a cause, fr. LL. appunctare to bring back to the point, restore, to fix the point in a controversy, or the points in an agreement; L. ad + punctum a point. See Point.].
  •  To fix with power or firmness; to establish; to mark out.  [1913 Webster]
    "When he appointed the foundations of the earth."  [1913 Webster]
  •  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.  [1913 Webster]
    "Thy servants are ready to do whatsoever my lord the king shall appoint."  [1913 Webster]
    "He hath appointed a day, in the which he will judge the world in righteousness."  [1913 Webster]
    "Say that the emperor request a parley . . . and appoint the meeting."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To assign, designate, or set apart by authority.  [1913 Webster]
    "Aaron and his shall go in, and appoint them every one to his service."  [1913 Webster]
    "These were cities appointed for all the children of Israel, and for the stranger that sojourneth among them."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To furnish in all points; to provide with everything necessary by way of equipment; to equip; to fit out.  [1913 Webster]
    "The English, being well appointed, did so entertain them that their ships departed terribly torn."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To point at by way, or for the purpose, of censure or commendation; to arraign.  [1913 Webster]
    "Appoint not heavenly disposition."  [1913 Webster]
  •  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.  Burrill. Kent.  [1913 Webster]
To appoint one's self, to resolve. [Obs.] Crowley.
appointv. i. 
     To ordain; to determine; to arrange.  [1913 Webster]
    "For the Lord had appointed to defeat the good counsel of Ahithophel."  [1913 Webster]


appoint, v.tr.
1 assign a post or office to (appoint him governor; appoint him to govern; appointed to the post).
2 (often foll. by for) fix, decide on (a time, place, etc.) (Wednesday was appointed for the meeting; 8.30 was the appointed time).
3 prescribe; ordain (Holy Writ appointed by the Church).
4 Law a (also absol.) declare the destination of (property etc.). b declare (a person) as having an interest in property etc. (Jones was appointed in the will).
5 (as appointed adj.) equipped, furnished (a badly appointed hotel).

appointee n. appointer n. appointive adj. US
ME f. OF apointer f. {agrave} point to a point



accouter, allocate, allot, appropriate to, arm, arrange, assign, assign to, authorize, choose, commission, decorate, decree, delegate, demand, deputize, designate, destinate, destine, detail, determine, devote, dictate, doom, dress, earmark, elect, equip, establish, fate, fit, fit out, fit up, fix, foredoom, furnish, gear, heel, impose, lay down, lot, make assignments, make obligatory, man, mark, mark off, mark out for, munition, name, nominate, ordain, ordinate, outfit, place in office, portion off, prepare, prescribe, require, reserve, restrict, restrict to, rig, rig out, rig up, schedule, select, set, set apart, set aside, set off, settle, staff, tab, tag, turn out, vote in




VB command, order, decree, enact, ordain, dictate, direct, give orders, prescribe, set, appoint, mark out, set a task, prescribe a task, impose a task, set to work, put in requisition, bid, enjoin, charge, call upon, instruct, require at the hands of, exact, impose, tax, task, demand, insist on, claim, lay claim to, revendicate, reclaim, cite, summon, call for, send for, subpoena, beckon, issue a command, make a requisition, issue a requisition, promulgate a requisition, make a decree, issue a decree, promulgate a decree, make an order, issue an order, promulgate an order, give the word of command, give the word, give the signal, call to order, give the law, lay down the law, assume the command, remand, be ordered, receive an order.


VB commission, delegate, depute, consign, assign, charge, intrust, entrust, commit, commit to the hands of, authorize, put in commission, accredit, engage, hire, bespeak, appoint, name, nominate, return, ordain, install, induct, inaugurate, swear in, invest, crown, enroll, enlist, give power of attorney to, employ, empower, set over, place over, send out, be commissioned, be accredited, represent, stand for, stand in the stead of, stand in the place of, stand in the shoes of.


VB apportion, divide, distribute, administer, dispense, billet, allot, detail, cast, share, mete, portion out, parcel out, dole out, deal, carve, allocate, ration, ration out, assign, separate, partition, assign, appropriate, appoint, come in for one's share.

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