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Definition of "appoint" []

  • To select or designate to fill an office or a position: appointed her the chief operating officer of the company. (verb-transitive)
  • To fix or set by authority or by mutual agreement: will appoint a date for the examination. (verb-transitive)
  • To furnish; equip: a house that is comfortably appointed. (verb-transitive)
  • Law To direct the disposition of (property) to a person or persons in exercise of a power granted for this purpose by a preceding deed. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "appoint" in a sentence
  • "The task of those with the power to appoint is to choose those who, because of their public or nonpublic personality, are less likely to become seriously corrupt than the average applicant."
  • "Under these circumstances, the person who was elected has not only a right but a responsibility to help appoint someone who they know shares their views and whom they can trust to further the platform they were elected on — especially if the person with the power to appoint is under investigation."
  • "Do you think Hillary wants to sit by and watch McCain appoint Supreme Court Justices, block universal health care, send more money to Iraq in exchange for body bags?"