Designated
Designate Des"ig*nate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Designated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Designating}.] 1. 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. [1913 Webster]

2. To call by a distinctive title; to name. [1913 Webster]

3. To indicate or set apart for a purpose or duty; -- with to or for; as, to designate an officer for or to the command of a post or station.

Syn: To name; denominate; style; entitle; characterize; describe. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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