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English definition of “designate”
/ˈdezɪgneɪt/ verb [T]
› to choose someone officially to do a particular job: Traditionally, the director designates his or her successor.designate sb (as) sth/to be sth Thompson has been designated as new department head. designate sb to do sth She has been designated to organize the meeting.
› to state officially that a place or thing has a particular character or purpose: designate sth for sth This area of the plant has been specially designated for research and development.designate sth (as) sth They officially designated the building as unsuitable for human habitation.