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verb [transitive] appoint pronunciation in American English /əˈpɔɪnt/
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present tense
I/you/we/theyappoint
he/she/itappoints
present participleappointing
past tenseappointed
past participleappointed
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  1. 1
    to choose someone to do a particular job or have a particular position
    We need to appoint a new treasurer.
    the newly appointed editor of the magazine
    appoint someone (as) something: Picard has been appointed chief executive of the new division.
    appoint someone to do something: A subcommittee should be appointed to assist the chairperson.
    appoint someone to something: She was the first woman to be appointed to the board.
  2. 2
    formal to choose a time or place for something to happen
    Proceedings will be brought to a conclusion at a time appointed by this committee.
    the appointed time/place: He arrived at Ella’s office at the appointed time.

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