Translation of "appoint" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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uk /əˈpɔɪnt/ us /əˈpɔɪnt/

appoint verb (PERSON)

C1 [ T ] to choose someone officially for a job or responsibility

We've appointed three new teachers this year. 我们今年已经任用了3名新教师。
He's just been appointed (as) director of the publishing division. 他刚刚被任命为出版科科长。
[ + to infinitive ] A commission has just been appointed to investigate fraud claims. 刚委派了一个委员会去调查诈骗的说法是否属实。

More examples

  • The truth is that they appoint no more than a token number of women to managerial jobs.
  • He'll be the acting director until they can appoint a permanent one.
  • The police have appointed a liaison officer to work with the local community.
  • The government has appointed a drugs tsar to co-ordinate the fight against drug abuse.
  • A top German engineer has been appointed to troubleshoot the cause of the accident.

appoint verb (DATE)

[ T usually passive ] formal to arrange a date or time when a meeting or other event will happen

A date has been appointed for the election. 选举日期已定。

(Translation of “appoint” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)