• (adjective) (RP) IPA: /ˈdɛzɪɡ.nət/, /ˈdɛzɪɡ.neɪt/
  • (verb) (RP) IPA: /ˈdɛzɪɡ.neɪt/

designate (not comparable)

  1. Designated; appointed; chosen.
  2. (UK) Used after a role title to indicate that the person has been selected but has yet to take up the role.

designate (designates, present participle designating; past and past participle designated)

  1. To mark out and make known; to point out; to indicate; to show; to distinguish by marks or description
    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.
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