Definition of “appoint” - English Dictionary

“appoint” in British English

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appointverb

uk /əˈpɔɪnt/ us /əˈpɔɪnt/

(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 /əˈpɔɪnt/ us

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 investigate fraud claims.

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)