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appoint

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/ əˈpɔɪnt /
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verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Obsolete. to ordain; resolve; determine.
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Origin of appoint

1325–75; Middle English apointen, from Middle French apointer, equivalent to a- a-5 + pointer “to point

synonym study for appoint

4. See furnish.

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How to use appoint in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for appoint

appoint
/ (əˈpɔɪnt) /

verb (mainly tr)
(also intr) to assign officially, as for a position, responsibility, etche was appointed manager
to establish by agreement or decree; fixa time was appointed for the duel
to prescribe or ordainlaws 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; furnisha well-appointed hotel

Derived forms of appoint

appointer, noun

Word Origin for appoint

C14: from Old French apointer to put into a good state, from a point in good condition, literally: to a point
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