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

5 senses of designate

Sense 1
designate, denominate -- (assign a name or title to)

Sense 2
delegate, designate, depute, assign -- (give an assignment to (a person) to a post, or assign a task to (a person))
       => 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
indicate, point, designate, show -- (indicate a place, direction, person, or thing; either spatially or figuratively; "I showed the customer the glove section"; "He pointed to the empty parking space"; "he indicated his opponents")
       => inform -- (impart knowledge of some fact, state or affairs, or event to; "I informed him of his rights")

Sense 4
destine, fate, doom, designate -- (decree or designate beforehand; "She was destined to become a great pianist")
       => ordain -- (issue an order)

Sense 5
intend, destine, designate, specify -- (design or destine; "She was intended to become the director")
       => plan -- (make plans for something; "He is planning a trip with his family")

Antonyms of adj designate

1 sense of designate

Sense 1
designate (postnominal) -- (appointed but not yet installed in office)

INDIRECT (VIA incoming) -> outgoing -- (leaving a place or a position; "an outgoing steamship")

Similarity of adj designate

1 sense of designate

Sense 1
designate (postnominal) -- (appointed but not yet installed in office)
       => incoming (vs. outgoing) -- (arriving at a place or position; "incoming class"; "incoming mail")

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