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designate

verb [T]  /ˈdez·ɪɡˌneɪt/ us  
to choose someone or something for a special job or purpose, or to state that something has a particular character or purpose: The chairman designated his daughter as his successor. North-south streets are designated by numbers.
designated
adjective [not gradable]  /ˈdez·ɪɡˌneɪ·t̬ɪd/ us  
a designated waiting area
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