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English definition of “designate”

designate

adjective [after noun]   /ˈdezɪɡneɪt/ US   /ˈdezɪɡnɪt/
used after the title of a particular official job to refer to someone who has been chosen to do that job, but who has not yet started doing it: the Managing Director designate → Compare -elect
(Definition of designate adjective from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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