- to name or assign to a position, an office, or the like; designate: to appoint a new treasurer; to appoint a judge to the bench.
- to determine by authority or agreement; fix; set: to appoint a time for the meeting.
- Law. to designate (a person) to take the benefit of an estate created by a deed or will.
- to provide with what is necessary; equip; furnish: They appointed the house with all the latest devices.
- Archaic. to order or establish by decree or command; ordain; constitute: laws appointed by God.
- Obsolete. to point at by way of censure.
- Obsolete. to ordain; resolve; determine.
Origin of appoint
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Examples from the Web for reappoint
Contemporary Examples of reappoint
It is highly unlike that a President Romney will reappoint Bernanke and its not clear Obama would either.What if Bernanke Was Always Less Aggressive Than We Thought?
April 26, 2012
Historical Examples of reappoint
Hence my suggestion to the Government to reappoint General Downes.The Chronicles of a Gay Gordon
Jos Maria Gordon
I still say no—you had to do it—and you know that you had to reappoint me.A Man of the People
Fitz Lee did not reappoint me as adjutant, and so I lost my first commission on the spot where Cornwallis lost his sword.Mosby's War Reminiscences
John Singleton Mosby
The term of office for the unofficial members is limited to five years, though the governor may reappoint if he choose.
I will resign, you can reappoint my predecessor, and everybody will be satisfied.
- to assign (a person, committee, etc) to a post or role again
- (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
Word Origin for appoint
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.