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Meaning of APPOINT

Pronunciation:  u'poynt

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  furnish; "a beautifully appointed house"
  2. [v]  charge with a task or function; "appoint someone president"; "nominate a committee"
  3. [v]  assign a duty, responsibility or obligation to; "He was appointed deputy manager"; "She was charged with supervising the creation of a concordance"

APPOINT is a 7 letter word that starts with A.


 Synonyms: charge, constitute, name, nominate
 See Also: accredit, assign, authorise, authorize, co-opt, create, delegate, depute, deputise, deputize, designate, dub, empower, equip, establish, fit, fit out, found, institute, knight, make, outfit, pack, plant



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Ap*point"\ ([a^]p*point"), v. t. [imp. & p. p.
    {Appointed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Appointing}.] [OE. appointen,
    apointen, OF. apointier to prepare, arrange, lean, place, F.
    appointer to give a salary, refer a cause, fr. LL. appunctare
    to bring back to the point, restore, to fix the point in a
    controversy, or the points in an agreement; L. ad + punctum a
    point. See {Point}.]
    1. To fix with power or firmness; to establish; to mark out.
             When he appointed the foundations of the earth.
                                                   --Prov. viii.
    2. To fix by a decree, order, command, resolve, decision, or
       mutual agreement; to constitute; to ordain; to prescribe;
       to fix the time and place of.
             Thy servants are ready to do whatsoever my lord the
             king shall appoint.                   --2 Sam. xv.
             He hath appointed a day, in the which he will judge
             the world in righteousness.           --Acts xvii.
             Say that the emperor request a parley . . . and
             appoint the meeting.                  --Shak.
    3. To assign, designate, or set apart by authority.
             Aaron and his shall go in, and appoint them every
             one to his service.                   --Num. iv. 19.
             These were cities appointed for all the children of
             Israel, and for the stranger that sojourneth among
             them.                                 --Josh. xx. 9.
    4. To furnish in all points; to provide with everything
       necessary by way of equipment; to equip; to fit out.
             The English, being well appointed, did so entertain
             them that their ships departed terribly torn.
    5. To point at by way, or for the purpose, of censure or
       commendation; to arraign. [Obs.]
             Appoint not heavenly disposition.     --Milton.
    6. (Law) To direct, designate, or limit; to make or direct a
       new disposition of, by virtue of a power contained in a
       conveyance; -- said of an estate already conveyed.
       --Burrill. Kent.
    {To appoint one's self}, to resolve. [Obs.] --Crowley.
  2. \Ap*point"\ ([a^]p*point"), v. i.
    To ordain; to determine; to arrange.
          For the Lord had appointed to defeat the good counsel
          of Ahithophel.                           --2 Sam. xvii.
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