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designate
used in Unbroken by Hillenbrand

2 meanings, 5 uses
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1  —3 uses as in:
designated driver
Definition
assign someone or something for a particular purpose
  • 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.
    p. 87.3
designated = assigned (for a particular purpose)
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • Watanabe was assigned to Omori and designated the "disciplinary officer."
    p. 234.4
  • designated = assigned
  • When the designated firefighters assembled under the freezing downpour, the Bird punched several of them in the face, ran through barracks shouting and punching other men, then ordered every man in camp to line up outside.
    p. 264.3
designated = assigned
There are no more uses of "designate" flagged with this meaning in Unbroken by Hillenbrand.

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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 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.
    p. 219.5
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.)
  • 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.
    p. 390.9
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.)
There are no more uses of "designate" flagged with this meaning in Unbroken by Hillenbrand.

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