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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

To select or appoint, as by authority.

Usage examples (32)
  • What is originality? To see something that is as yet without a name, that is as yet impossible to designate, even though it stares us in the face.
  • Yes, the President might again designate him as an enemy combatant, but I can't imagine that that possibility will suffice to preserve the justiciability of Padilla's...
  • ENERGY STAR and WATER SENSE labels designate products that meet strict federal energy-efficiency and water-efficiency criteria, respectively.
  • Vague and unfounded, Tanner refused to "designate" names. for more
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