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designate
used in The Giver

2 meanings, 5 uses
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1  —3 uses as in:
designated driver
Definition assign someone or something for a particular purpose
  • "For example," she said, smiling, "we did not consider for an instant designating Asher an Instructor of Threes."
    54.3
designating = assigning or choosing (for a particular purpose)
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • A name designated Not-to-Be-Spoken indicated the highest degree of disgrace.
    67.7
  • "I go in here, Jonas," Fiona told him when they reached the front door of the House of the Old after parking their bicycles in the designated area.
    72.1

There are no more uses of "designate" flagged with this meaning in The Giver.

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2  —2 uses as in:
designated by a star on the map
Definition indicate or signify (show something in a particular way)
  • The little girl nodded and looked down at herself, at the jacket with its row of large buttons that designated her as a Seven.
    40.8
designated = indicated (showed in a particular way)
  • Number One — her name was Madeline — returned, finally, amidst applause, to her seat, wearing the new badge that designated her Fish Hatchery Attendant.
    53.1

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