verb (used with object)
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.
verb (used without object)
Obsolete. to ordain; resolve; determine.
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
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.
[uh-prey-zuh l] /əˈpreɪ zəl/ noun 1. the act of estimating or judging the nature or value of something or someone. 2. an estimate of value, as for sale, assessment, or taxation; valuation. 3. an estimate or considered opinion of the nature, quality, importance, etc: the critics’ appraisal of pop art; an incorrect appraisal of public […]
[uh-preyz] /əˈpreɪz/ verb (used with object), appraised, appraising. 1. to estimate the monetary value of; determine the worth of; assess: We had an expert appraise the house before we bought it. 2. to estimate the nature, quality, importance, etc.: He tried to appraise the poetry of John Updike. /əˈpreɪz/ verb (transitive) 1. to assess the […]
[mis-ap-ri-hend] /ˌmɪs æp rɪˈhɛnd/ verb (used with object) 1. to misunderstand. /ˌmɪsæprɪˈhɛnd/ verb 1. (transitive) to misunderstand v. 1640s, from mis- (1) + apprehend. Related: Misapprehended; misapprehending.
[mis-ap-ri-hen-shuh n] /ˌmɪs æp rɪˈhɛn ʃən/ noun 1. . /ˌmɪsæprɪˈhɛnʃən/ noun 1. a failure to understand fully; misconception: the misapprehension that acting was easy n. 1620s; from mis- (1) + apprehension. Related: Misapprehensive.