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One entry found for designate.
Main Entry: des·ig·nate
Pronunciation: primarystressdez-ig-secondarystressnamacrt
Function: verb
Inflected Form(s): -nat·ed; -nat·ing
Etymology: from Latin designatus, past participle of designare "to choose for a purpose," from de- "down, from" and signare "to mark, mark out, sign, stamp with a seal," from signum "mark, sign, image" --related to SIGN
1 : to appoint or choose by name for a special purpose <designate someone as team captain>
2 : to mark or point out : INDICATE
3 : to call by name or title

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