verb (used with object), des·ig·nat·ed, des·ig·nat·ing.
- designated driver,
- designated employment,
- designated hitter,
Origin of designate
Examples from the Web for designate
Lo thinks the local government should designate one or two protest sites and leave the demonstrators alone.
Under the law government branches other than the defense ministry would have the power to designate information as state secrets.Japan’s new Secrets Bill Threatens To Muzzle The Press and Whistleblowers|Jake Adelstein, Nathalie-Kyoko Stucky|November 29, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The president alone should not be able to designate a U.S. person as an enemy combatant and then order operatives to kill him.
The legislature found time to designate an official “state firearm,” the Colt Single Action Army Revolver.In Antigovernment Arizona, Even the Shooting of a Representative Can’t Change Politics Much|Tom Zoellner|January 7, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Designate celebrity ambassadors and organize group volunteer visits.
The word is used to designate an interval, a position, or an angle.Practical Mechanics for Boys|J. S. Zerbe
Those who designate the tree as lily-of-the-valley have in mind the flowers.American Forest Trees|Henry H. Gibson
What we so designate is not delay from the Divine point of view.Sermons|Clement Bailhache
He will designate a second in command should he be disabled.The Plattsburg Manual|O.O. Ellis and E.B. Garey
Now it is usual to designate these fundamental feelings of man as faith, hope, and love (charity).The philosophy of life, and philosophy of language, in a course of lectures|Frederick von Schlegel