verb (designat, ing)
- 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.
- To call by a distinctive title; to name.
- 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.
Etymology: designatus, past participle of designare
- Designated; appointed; chosen.
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