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")

Antonyms of adj appointed

4 senses of appointed

Sense 1
appointive (vs. elective), appointed -- (subject to appointment)


Sense 2
appointed -- (selected for a job; "the one appointed for guard duty")

INDIRECT (VIA assigned) -> unassigned -- (not assigned; "unassigned personnel")

Sense 3
appointed, decreed, ordained, prescribed -- (fixed or established especially by order or command; "at the time appointed (or the appointed time"))

INDIRECT (VIA settled) -> unsettled -- (still in doubt; "an unsettled issue"; "an unsettled state of mind")

Sense 4
appointed -- (provided with furnishing and accessories (especially of a tasteful kind); "a house that is beautifully appointed")

INDIRECT (VIA furnished) -> unfurnished -- (not equipped with what is needed especially furniture; "an unfurnished apartment")

Similarity of adj appointed

4 senses of appointed

Sense 1
appointive (vs. elective), appointed -- (subject to appointment)
       => nominated, nominative -- (appointed by nomination)
       => nonelective, non-elective, nonelected -- (filled by appointment rather than by election; "a nonelective office")

Sense 2
appointed -- (selected for a job; "the one appointed for guard duty")
       => assigned (vs. unassigned) -- (appointed to a post or duty; "assigned personnel"; "assigned duties")

Sense 3
appointed, decreed, ordained, prescribed -- (fixed or established especially by order or command; "at the time appointed (or the appointed time"))
       => settled (vs. unsettled) -- (established or decided beyond dispute or doubt; "with details of the wedding settled she could now sleep at night")

Sense 4
appointed -- (provided with furnishing and accessories (especially of a tasteful kind); "a house that is beautifully appointed")
       => furnished (vs. unfurnished), equipped -- (provided with whatever is necessary for a purpose (as furniture or equipment or authority); "a furnished apartment"; "a completely furnished toolbox")

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