- to mark or point out; indicate; show; specify.
- to denote; indicate; signify.
- to name; entitle; style.
- to nominate or select for a duty, office, purpose, etc.; appoint; assign.
- named or selected for an office, position, etc., but not yet installed (often used in combination following the noun it modifies): ambassador-designate.
Origin of designate
Examples from the Web for designated
Diagnosis of CTE is often considered to be specialized and has to occur at a designated institution like Boston University.Will the NCAA Let Ohio State’s Kosta Karageorge Die in Vain?
December 1, 2014
Prior to that, Chinese state media had designated Obama as just one of many world leaders who had arrived in Beijing to see Xi.Obama and Xi Jinping Say They’ll Work Together to Save Environment
November 12, 2014
But there is allegedly none of that this time around on Further, a designated clean bus.On the Road With Kesey's (Drug-Free) Acid Test
August 27, 2014
Most prison yards have at least three televisions, designated for the black, latino and white population.Prisoners Get Cultural Fix with 8-Tracks and Bootleg Cassettes
August 18, 2014
When The Love Affairs of Nathaniel P. was published last July, it was designated a “Hot Read” here at The Daily Beast.How to Get Laid in Brooklyn a la Adelle Waldman’s Nifty Novel of Manners
July 25, 2014
With a gesture he designated the Fathers of the Grotto, whom he avoided naming.The Three Cities Trilogy, Complete
He who was designated First among the council of the Mureess answered.Join Our Gang?
Sterling E. Lanier
I have designated this degeneration by the term blastophthoria.The Sexual Question
Thus the Street of the Holy Ghost contains the church so designated.Aztec Land
Maturin M. Ballou
Charles designated his brother Henry, the King of Poland, as his successor.Henry IV, Makers of History
John S. C. Abbott
- logic (of a truth value) corresponding to truth in a two-valued logic, or having one of the analogous values in a many-valued logic
- to indicate or specify
- to give a name to; style; entitle
- to select or name for an office or duty; appoint
- (immediately postpositive) appointed, but not yet in officea minister designate
Word Origin and History for designated
past participle adjective from designate. Designated hitter introduced in American League baseball in 1973, soon giving wide figurative extension to designated, e.g. designated driver, by 1985.
1640s, from Latin designatus, past participle of designare (see design (v.)).