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 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?|Robert Silverman|December 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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|Ben Leung|November 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But there is allegedly none of that this time around on Further, a designated clean bus.
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|Tom LeClair|July 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Did you enter the U.S. through a designated port of entry?Private Prisons Rule With Little Oversight on America’s Border|Caitlin Dickson|June 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In place of a more suitable description, they may be designated as beautifully formed poetic eloquence.History of the Jews, Vol. I (of 6)|Heinrich Graetz
The room which contained the apple-faced and harmless looking little scribe was designated "Chamber of Death Warrants."Robert Tournay|William Sage
In all the foremost carriage and wagon centres the various styles of striping are designated by specific names.Practical Carriage and Wagon Painting|Mayton Clarence Hillick
It had been easier to remember something which Peter designated secretly as her soul.Red Fleece|Will Levington Comfort
The two priests paused to listen to the witnesses' denunciations of Apleon, whom they designated "The Beast."The Mark of the Beast|Sidney Watson
verb (ˈdɛzɪɡˌneɪt) (tr)
adjective (ˈdɛzɪɡnɪt, -ˌneɪt)
Word Origin for designate
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.)).