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English verb: appoint

1. appoint (social) create and charge with a task or function

SamplesNominate a committee.

Synonymsconstitute, name, nominate

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)constitute, establish, found, institute, plant

Narrower (hyponym)co-opt, pack

2. appoint (social) assign a duty, responsibility or obligation to

SamplesHe was appointed deputy manager.
She was charged with supervising the creation of a concordance.

ExamplesThey appoint him to write the letter


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Somebody ----s somebody something

Narrower (hyponym)accredit, assign, authorise, authorize, create, delegate, depute, depute, deputise, deputize, designate, empower, make, name, nominate

3. appoint (possession) furnish

SamplesA beautifully appointed house.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Somebody ----s somebody with something

Broader (hypernym)equip, fit, fit out, outfit

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