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verb [transitive] designate pronunciation in British English /ˈdezɪɡneɪt/
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present tense
I/you/we/theydesignate
he/she/itdesignates
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

  2. 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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