by, through, or as a result of an (often in contrast with elected):
an appointed official.
predetermined; arranged; set:
They met at the appointed time in the appointed place.
provided with what is necessary; equipped; furnished:
a beautifully appointed office.
to name or assign to a position, an office, or the like; designate:
to appoint a new treasurer; to appoint a judge to the bench.
to determine by authority or agreement; fix; set:
to appoint a time for the meeting.
Law. to designate (a person) to take the benefit of an estate created by a deed or will.
to provide with what is necessary; equip; furnish:
They appointed the house with all the latest devices.
Archaic. to order or establish by decree or command; ordain; constitute:
laws appointed by God.
Obsolete. to point at by way of censure.
Obsolete. to ordain; resolve; determine.
In 1919 he became publicity chief of the Republican National Committee, and in 1921 he was appointed governor of Alaska.
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On the appointed morning, the SEAL expected Giffords to arrive with a big staff.
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In February 2002, President George W. Bush appointed Pastorek, an attorney, to serve as general counsel to NASA.
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He appointed a Jewish American as consul to Bucharest “for the benefit of the people who are laboring under severe oppression.”
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He made his submission a few days later than the appointed time.
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There, if it be your wish, I will propose you; messengers will be appointed to converse with you.
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Lafayette was appointed to the committee on February 9, 1786.
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Nelson, who was appointed to superintend the evacuation, frustrated these projects.
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It was very near the minute appointed for her to meet Carter at the square.
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verb (mainly transitive)
(also intransitive) to assign officially, as for a position, responsibility, etc: he was appointed manager
to establish by agreement or decree; fix: a time was appointed for the duel
to prescribe or ordain: laws appointed by tribunal
(property law) to nominate (a person), under a power granted in a deed or will, to take an interest in property
to equip with necessary or usual features; furnish: a well-appointed hotel
with qualifying adverb, “equipped, furnished,” 1530s, from past participle of appoint (v.).
late 14c., “to decide, resolve; to arrange the time of (a meeting, etc.),” from Anglo-French appointer, Old French apointier “make ready, arrange, settle, place” (12c.), from apointer “duly, fitly,” from phrase à point “to the point,” from a- “to” (see ad-) + point “point,” from Latin punctum (see point (n.)). The ground sense is “to come to a point (about some matter),” therefore “agree, settle.” Meaning “put (someone) in charge” is early 15c. Related: Appointed; appointing.
a person who is . a beneficiary under a legal . Contemporary Examples A Democratic city that elected Democratic leaders is now controlled by the appointee of a Republican governor. The Republican Occupation of Detroit Sally Kohn July 29, 2014 Jack Lew certainly fits the mold for a high-level Obama appointee. Is Lew a Financial […]
a person who is . a beneficiary under a legal . Contemporary Examples Obama was right to call for a 90-day up-or-down vote for appointees, no matter who is president next year at this time. 6 Worthy Policy Ideas From Obama’s 2012 State of the Union Speech John Avlon January 24, 2012 “Perry appointees are […]
to name or assign to a position, an office, or the like; designate: to appoint a new treasurer; to appoint a judge to the bench. to determine by authority or agreement; fix; set: to appoint a time for the meeting. Law. to designate (a person) to take the benefit of an estate created by a […]
pertaining to or filled by : an appointive office. having the ability or authority to : appointive powers. Contemporary Examples Paterson—the father of recent Governor David Paterson—was a high-octane lawyer who held a number of appointive positions. Bill Lynch, the Culminator Michael Tomasky August 11, 2013 Historical Examples In New England rich shipowners rose at […]