appoint ap‧point [əˈpɔɪnt] verb [transitive]
1. to choose someone for a job or position:

• The company appointed a new chairman last week.

appoint somebody to do something

• It can appoint a foreign company to manufacture its product under licence.

appoint somebody as something

• They have appointed me as their agent.

appoint somebody something

• Donald Chambers was appointed Chief Executive Officer.

appoint somebody to something

• Only accredited organisations are entitled to appoint delegates to the General Committee.

2. formal to arrange or decide when something will happen or where it will happen:

• The Lord Chancellor can appoint a day for the new rule to come into effect.

• We met at the appointed time.

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appoint UK US /əˈpɔɪnt/ verb [T]
HR to choose someone officially for a job or responsibility: »

They still have not appointed his replacement.

appoint sb sth »

She was appointed Chief Executive about 3 years ago.

appoint sb as sth »

KPMG were appointed as administrators.

appoint sb to do sth »

A commission has just been appointed to investigate fraud claims.

FORMAL to arrange a date or time when a meeting or other event will happen: »

Start the meeting at the appointed time and stick to the agenda.

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • appoint — [ə point′] vt. [ME apointen < OFr apointer, to arrange, make ready < ML appunctuare < L ad, to + punctum, POINT] 1. to set (a date, place, etc.); decide upon officially; decree [to appoint a time for a meeting] 2. to name or select… …   English World dictionary

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  • Appoint — Ap*point ([a^]p*point ), v. i. To ordain; to determine; to arrange. [1913 Webster] For the Lord had appointed to defeat the good counsel of Ahithophel. 2 Sam. xvii. 14. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Appoint — (fr. [spr. Appoäng], ital. Appunto), auf den Punkt, genau; 1) ein Wechsel, wenn durch denselben eine Schuld genau ausgeglichen wird; dann auch, wenn er als ergänzender od. einzelner Theil einer größeren Summe angesehen wird; so sagt man z.B. 2) A …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

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