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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."
    p. 54.3
designating = assigning or choosing
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • A name designated Not-to-Be-Spoken indicated the highest degree of disgrace.
    p. 67.7
  • designated = assigned or chosen
  • "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
designated = assigned
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.
    p. 40.8
designated = indicated
  • 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
designated = indicated
There are no more uses of "designate" flagged with this meaning in The Giver.

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