Adjective "appoint" definition and examples

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Definitions and examples


Assign a job or role to (someone)
  1. 'they appointed her as personnel manager'
  2. 'In 1988, he was appointed to the role of divisional director for the group's specialist cars division and in 1992 he was promoted to managing director.'
  3. 'As a result, completely inappropriate people are appointed to rather important jobs.'
  4. 'Has anyone been appointed to a regulatory or important committee, task force, or agency position?'
  5. 'He was appointed to his post at St James's in 1992.'
  6. 'The process by which people are appointed to inquiries appears wholly opaque, raising the suspicion that politicians appoint people who will give them the result they want.'
  7. 'She was appointed to the Court of Justice in October 1999.'
  8. 'I am a Welshman who is as proud today of being national team manager as I was on the day I was appointed to the job.'
  9. 'And she was appointed to this case, paid $3,280, including expenses.'
  10. 'What happens if some individuals are appointed to this authority who turn out to be absolute disasters?'
  11. 'People are appointed to different jobs within a division of labour.'
Determine or decide on (a time or a place)
  1. 'However, I missed a recent test, because I forgot to appoint a time that I would take it.'
  2. 'Complaints against decisions pertaining to assemblies shall be filed directly to the Supreme Administrative Court within 3 days of the date of delivery of the decision concerned; unless hindered from doing so by formal obstacles, the Court shall appoint the date of the hearing no later than within 7 days of the date of filing the complaint.'
  3. 'such laws are appointed by God'
  4. 'It isn't as though the Ambassador issued a decree saying ‘I appoint such and such.’'
  5. '‘Let us now appoint the laws by which our country may remain in peace.’'
Decide the disposition of (property of which one is not the owner) under powers granted by the owner.
  1. 'Suppose she had appointed the property to her executor; that could not make it assets for the payment of her debts, unless it was her separate estate.'
  2. 'So, our submission has always been that that is a beneficial interest in the sense that he has the ability through control of the trustee company to appoint corpus or income to himself.'

More definitions

1. 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.

2. to determine by authority or agreement; fix; set: to appoint a time for the meeting.

3. Law. to designate (a person) to take the benefit of an estate created by a deed or will.

4. to provide with what is necessary; equip; furnish: They appointed the house with all the latest devices.

5. Archaic. to order or establish by decre

More examples(as adjective)

"people can be appoint."


Late Middle English: from Old French apointer, from a point ‘to a point’.