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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


Synonymscharge


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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