Synonyms of designate


1. designate, denominate

usage: assign a name or title to

2. delegate, designate, depute, assign, appoint, charge

usage: give an assignment to (a person) to a post, or assign a task to (a person)

3. indicate, point, designate, show, inform

usage: indicate a place, direction, person, or thing; either spatially or figuratively; "I showed the customer the glove section"; "He pointed to the empty parking space"; "he indicated his opponents"

4. destine, fate, doom, designate, ordain

usage: decree or designate beforehand; "She was destined to become a great pianist"

5. intend, destine, designate, specify, plan

usage: design or destine; "She was intended to become the director"


1. designate(postnominal), incoming (vs. outgoing)

usage: appointed but not yet installed in office

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