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designate
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The Giver
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as in: designated by a star on the map Define
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.
    p.40.8
  • Number One — her name was Madeline — returned, finally, amidst applause, to her seat, wearing the new badge that designated her Fish Hatchery Attendant.
    p.53.1

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  • State capital cities are designated on the map by stars.
  • The rank of sergeant is designated by three chevrons (inverted Vs) on the shoulder.    

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as in: designated driver Define
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."
    p.54.3
  • A name designated Not-to-Be-Spoken indicated the highest degree of disgrace.
    p.67.7

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  • "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.
    p.72.1

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  • I’ll be the designated driver.
  • The Red Cross designated this building as a shelter.

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as in: designated driver Define
assign someone or something for a particular purpose
as in: designated by a star on the map Define
indicate or signify (show something in a particular way)
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