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designate

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1  —as in:
designated driver
Definition assign someone or something for a particular purpose
  • I'll be the designated driver.
designated = assigned (for a particular purpose)
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • The Red Cross designated this building as a shelter.
  • designated = assigned (for a particular purpose)
  • The legislation designates $10 million in funding for...
  • designates = assigns (for a particular purpose)
  • The area was designated as a wildlife refuge.
  • designated = assigned (for a particular purpose)
  • It's not safe to swim outside of the designated area.
  • designated = assigned (for a particular purpose)
  • The United Nations announced they were designating 10 November, one month and a day after the shooting, Malala Day.
    Malala Yousafzai  --  I Am Malala
  • designating = assigning to (a name)
  • There are whole teams specially designated to strip the jets, sort parts, and get them ready for sale.
    Neal Shusterman  --  Unwind
  • designated = assigned
  • Baba killed the engine and let the bus roll silently into our designated spot.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  The Kite Runner
  • designated = assigned
  • Wednesday and Saturday were the designated meeting days, from three in the afternoon until five.
    Markus Zusak  --  The Book Thief
  • designated = assigned or chosen
  • Life rafts were stocked with radios and better provisions, boats were set out along the paths flown by military planes, and searches were handled by designated rescue squadrons equipped with float planes.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
designated = assigned (for a particular purpose)

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2  —as in:
designated by a star on the map
Definition indicate or signify (show something in a particular way)
  • State capital cities are designated on the map by stars.
designated = signified (indicated in a particular way)
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • The rank of sergeant is designated by three chevrons (inverted Vs) on the shoulder.    
  • designated = indicated (shown 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.
    Lois Lowry  --  The Giver
  • designated = indicated
  • The military had officially declared Louie, and all the other crewmen, dead. ... The notice had been generated as a bureaucratic matter of course, a designation made for all missing servicemen after thirteen months had passed.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • designation = official status
    (editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • "Usually when the UnDead sleep at home," as he spoke he made a comprehensive sweep of his arm to designate what to a vampire was 'home', "their face show what they are, but this so sweet that was when she not UnDead she go back to the nothings of the common dead."
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • designate = indicate (show or point to)
  • Number One — her name was Madeline — returned, finally, amidst applause, to her seat, wearing the new badge that designated her Fish Hatchery Attendant.
    Lois Lowry  --  The Giver
  • designated = indicated
  • On December 24, 1948, as the occupation began to wind down, General MacArthur declared a "Christmas amnesty" for the last seventeen men awaiting trial for Class A war crimes, the designation for those who had guided the war.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
designation = official term (signifying something)
(editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)

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