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Origin of appointed
verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of appoint
Examples from the Web for appointed
Qasem Suleimani was appointed as commander of the force in 1997.What an Iranian Funeral Tells Us About the Wars in Iraq|IranWire|January 6, 2015|DAILY BEAST
The Stollen was paraded through the city of Dresden, and later an appointed “Stollen girl” cut the cake.One Cake to Rule Them All: How Stollen Stole Our Hearts|Molly Hannon|December 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The U.S. will reopen an embassy in Havana, meaning an ambassador will be appointed.
“At the appointed time [Jackson] ‘heard’ them, and this was about all of it,” recalled one former cadet.
When he was appointed few expected that he would be able to guide his committee to a radical conclusion but he did.The Castration of Alan Turing, Britain’s Code-Breaking WWII Hero|Clive Irving|November 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
A committee was also appointed to bring in an estimate of money necessary to be raised.The Colonization of North America|Herbert Eugene Bolton
Henry Dunbar came forward into the light of the wax-candles, and gave the appointed answer.Henry Dunbar|M. E. Braddon
Nor was any mistress ever so beautiful and divine as this one, appointed to possess and be adored by us.A Pessimist|Robert Timsol
He was appointed to succeed Tycho in the position of imperial mathematician.Great Astronomers|R. S. Ball
The day appointed for sailing was fast approaching, and had to make all speed to get through various engagements in Manilla.Kathay: A Cruise in the China Seas|W. Hastings Macaulay
verb (mainly tr)
Word Origin for appoint
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.