Ex–U.K. prime minister Gordon Brown has just been appointed U.N. special envoy for global education.
The U.K. government has appointed former BP chief Lord Browne as its new efficiency czar.
Had he been appointed and confirmed chairman, he would doubtlessly have been an excellent one.
In February 2002, President George W. Bush appointed Pastorek, an attorney, to serve as general counsel to NASA.
After a national outcry, Scott appointed Corey to investigate.
He made his submission a few days later than the appointed time.
Nevertheless, if appointed, he might have made an excellent policeman.
Lafayette was appointed to the committee on February 9, 1786.
That is a safe guide, and whatever God has appointed there we can go and that we can do.
It was very near the minute appointed for her to meet Carter at the square.
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.