appoint v
disappointedly adv

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  • appoint — ap·point /ə pȯint/ vt 1: to name officially to a position appoint ed to the agency s top post appoint ed conservator of the estate 2: to determine the distribution of (property) by exercising the authority granted by a power of appointment …   Law dictionary

  • appoint — (v.) late 14c., to decide, resolve; to arrange the time of (a meeting, etc.), from Anglo Fr. appointer, O.Fr. apointier make ready, arrange, settle, place (12c.), from apointer duly, fitly, from phrase à point to the point, from a to (see AD (Cf …   Etymology dictionary

  • appoint — [ apwɛ̃ ] n. m. • 1398; de 1. appointer 1 ♦ Complément d une somme en petite monnaie. FAIRE L APPOINT : ajouter le complément en petite monnaie, et par ext. régler exactement la somme due, de sorte que le créancier n ait aucune monnaie à rendre… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Appoint — Ap*point ([a^]p*point ), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Appointed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Appointing}.] [OE. appointen, apointen, OF. apointier to prepare, arrange, lean, place, F. appointer to give a salary, refer a cause, fr. LL. appunctare to bring back to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • appoint — v. 1) (D; tr.) to appoint as (we appoint ed him as treasurer) 2) (D; tr.) to appoint to (they appointed her to the committee) 3) (H) they appointed me to serve as secretary 4) (M and N; used with a noun) we appointed her (to be) treasurer * * *… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • appoint — 1 assign a post or office to (appoint him governor; appoint him to govern; appointed to the post). 2 (often foll. by for) fix, decide on (a time, place, etc.) (Wednesday was appointed for the meeting; 8.30 was the appointed time). 3… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Appoint — Ap*point ([a^]p*point ), v. i. To ordain; to determine; to arrange. [1913 Webster] For the Lord had appointed to defeat the good counsel of Ahithophel. 2 Sam. xvii. 14. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • appoint — v. a. 1. Fix, determine, prescribe, set, establish. 2. Direct, ordain, enjoin, require, command, decree, order, bid, impose, insist on. 3. Assign, allot, designate, destine. 4. Nominate, name, constitute, create. 5. Furnish, equip, supply …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • appoint — v 1. name, designate, nominate, tab; assign, select, Mil. detail. 2. commission, delegate, deputize, depute; elect, vote in, place in office, install, invest, Obs. ordain. 3. determine, fix, settle, set, establish, prescribe, decide upon, arrange …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • appoint — [[t]əpɔ͟ɪnt[/t]] ♦♦♦ appoints, appointing, appointed VERB If you appoint someone to a job or official position, you formally choose them for it. → See also appointed [V n to n] It made sense to appoint a banker to this job... [V n to inf] The …   English dictionary

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