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"appoint" in British English

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appointverb

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. He's just been appointed (as)director of the ​publishingdivision. [+ to infinitive] A ​commission has just been appointed toinvestigatefraudclaims.

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(Definition of appoint from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"appoint" in American English

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appointverb [T]

 us   /əˈpɔɪnt/
to ​choose someone ​officially for a ​job or ​responsibility: Commissioner Curtis was appointed by President Bush.
(Definition of appoint from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"appoint" in Business English

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appointverb [T]

uk   us   /əˈpɔɪnt/
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 ​investigatefraudclaims.
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.
(Definition of appoint from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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