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English definition of “appoint”

appoint

verb uk   /əˈpɔɪnt/ us  

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 publishing division. [+ to infinitive] A commission has just been appointed to investigate fraud claims.

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.
(Definition of appoint from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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