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verb [transitive] designate pronunciation in American English /ˈdezɪɡˌneɪt/
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present tense
present participledesignating
past tensedesignated
past participledesignated

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  1. 1
    to formally choose someone or something for a particular purpose
    Nobody has yet been designated as the leader.
    social workers designated to work with difficult children
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  2. 2
    formal to give someone or something a particular name, title, or description
    The park was designated as a National Monument in 1975.
  3. 3
    to represent something in a particular way, for example with a sign or symbol
    Road hazards are designated by yellow diamond-shaped signs.


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