usage: the act of putting a person into a non-elective position; "the appointment had to be approved by the whole committee"
1. name, call, label
usage: assign a specified (usually proper) proper name to; "They named their son David"; "The new school was named after the famous Civil Rights leader"
2. name, identify, denote, refer
usage: give the name or identifying characteristics of; refer to by name or some other identifying characteristic property; "Many senators were named in connection with the scandal"; "The almanac identifies the auspicious months"
3. name, nominate, make, appoint, charge
usage: charge with a function; charge to be; "She was named Head of the Committee"; "She was made president of the club"
4. appoint, name, nominate, constitute, establish, found, plant, constitute, institute
usage: create and charge with a task or function; "nominate a committee"