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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR APPOINT

"Then I must insist that you appoint your successor," said Aspasia.

It fell to young Ried to appoint the committee on decoration.

How would it do to appoint you, sir, to give us a few lectures in Hygiene?

Would it not be a good idea for you to appoint me your 'London agent?'

Ion replies that he is a foreigner, and the Athenians and Spartans will not appoint a foreigner to be their general.

And for this reason it is customary to appoint interpreters to be judges of the true inspiration.

Next, with the help of the Delphian Oracle, we will appoint festivals and sacrifices.

But if the legislator sees any one who is incurable, for him he will appoint a law and a penalty.

I appoint you general manager of the Fair Harbor, take it or leave it.

It but remained to appoint that delegate, and Le Chapelier invited them to elect him.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., "to decide, resolve; to arrange the time of (a meeting, etc.)," from Anglo-French appointer, Old French apointier "make ready, arrange, settle, place" (12c.), from apointer "duly, fitly," from phrase à point "to the point," from a- "to" (see ad-) + point "point," from Latin punctum (see point (n.)). The ground sense is "to come to a point (about some matter)," therefore "agree, settle." Meaning "put (someone) in charge" is early 15c. Related: Appointed; appointing.

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