designate - definition and synonyms

verb [transitive] 

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present tense
present participledesignating
past tensedesignated
past participledesignated
  1. 1
    to formally choose someone or something for a particular purpose

    Nobody has yet been designated as the leader.

  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.