Des"ig*nate (?), a. [L. designatus, p. p. of designare. See Design, v. t.]

Designated; appointed; chosen.

[R.]

Sir G. Buck.

 

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Des"ig*nate (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Designated; p. pr. & vb. n. Designating.]

1.

To mark out and make known; to point out; to name; to indicate; to show; to distinguish by marks or description; to specify; as, to designate the boundaries of a country; to designate the rioters who are to be arrested.

2.

To call by a distinctive title; to name.

3.

To indicate or set apart for a purpose or duty; -- with to or for; to designate an officer for or to the command of a post or station.

Syn. -- To name; denominate; style; entitle; characterize; describe.

 

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