appoint

appoint
verb Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French appointer, from a- (from Latin ad-) + point point Date: 14th century transitive verb 1. a. to fix or set officially <
appoint a trial date
>
b. to name officially <
will appoint her director of the program
>
c. archaic arrange d. to determine the disposition of (an estate) to someone by virtue of a power of appointment 2. to provide with complete and usually appropriate or elegant furnishings or equipment <
a beautifully appointed room
>
intransitive verb to exercise a power of appointment Synonyms: see furnish

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  • appoint — ap‧point [əˈpɔɪnt] verb [transitive] 1. to choose someone for a job or position: • The company appointed a new chairman last week. appoint somebody to do something • It can appoint a foreign company to manufacture its product under licence.… …   Financial and business terms

  • appoint — ap·point /ə pȯint/ vt 1: to name officially to a position appoint ed to the agency s top post appoint ed conservator of the estate 2: to determine the distribution of (property) by exercising the authority granted by a power of appointment …   Law dictionary

  • Appoint — 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 Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • appoint — APPOINT. s. m. La monnoie qui se donne pour achever une somme qu on ne sauroit parfaire avec les principales espèces employées au paiement. Pour faire mille francs en écus, il faut trois cent trente trois écus, et un appoint de vingt sous. On dit …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • appoint — [ə point′] vt. [ME apointen < OFr apointer, to arrange, make ready < ML appunctuare < L ad, to + punctum, POINT] 1. to set (a date, place, etc.); decide upon officially; decree [to appoint a time for a meeting] 2. to name or select… …   English World dictionary

  • Appoint — (franz., spr. pŭäng; ital. Appunto), zur Vollzahlung eines Geldbetrags dienende Scheidemünzen. Insbesondere heißt A. ein Wechsel, durch den in Verbindung mit einem oder mehreren andern eine Forderung vollkommen ausgeglichen wird. Erhält z. B. A… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Appoint — (frz., spr. pŏäng), ital. Appunto, ein Wechsel, der eine Schuld ausgleicht oder eine bestimmte Summe voll macht (Ausgleichungs , Abschlußwechsel; daher par appoint oder per appunto remittieren oder trassieren, den Rest einer Forderung durch… …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • appoint — [v1] assign responsibility; decide accredit, allot, assign, choose, command, commission, decree, delegate, designate, determine, direct, elect, enjoin, establish, finger, fix, install, name, nominate, ordain, select, set, settle, tap; concepts 41 …   New thesaurus

  • Appoint — Ap*point ([a^]p*point ), v. i. To ordain; to determine; to arrange. [1913 Webster] For the Lord had appointed to defeat the good counsel of Ahithophel. 2 Sam. xvii. 14. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Appoint — (fr. [spr. Appoäng], ital. Appunto), auf den Punkt, genau; 1) ein Wechsel, wenn durch denselben eine Schuld genau ausgeglichen wird; dann auch, wenn er als ergänzender od. einzelner Theil einer größeren Summe angesehen wird; so sagt man z.B. 2) A …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

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