Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb appoint

3 senses of appoint

Sense 1
appoint, name, nominate, constitute -- (create and charge with a task or function; "nominate a committee")
       => establish, found, plant, constitute, institute -- (set up or lay the groundwork for; "establish a new department")

Sense 2
appoint, charge -- (assign a duty, responsibility or obligation to; "He was appointed deputy manager"; "She was charged with supervising the creation of a concordance")

Sense 3
appoint -- (furnish; "a beautifully appointed house")
       => equip, fit, fit out, outfit -- (provide with (something) usually for a specific purpose; "The expedition was equipped with proper clothing, food, and other necessities")

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