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  • verbassign responsibility; decide
  • verbfurnish

synonyms for appoint

  • assign
  • choose
  • designate
  • elect
  • establish
  • install
  • name
  • nominate
  • select
  • set
  • accredit
  • allot
  • command
  • commission
  • decree
  • delegate
  • determine
  • direct
  • enjoin
  • finger
  • fix
  • ordain
  • settle
  • tap
See also synonyms for: appointed
  • gear
  • fit
  • supply
  • provide
  • outfit
  • equip
  • rig
  • arm
  • turn out
  • fit out
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antonyms for appoint

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  • ignore
  • disallow
  • keep
  • neglect
  • retract
  • unsettle
  • dismiss
  • fire
  • refuse
  • reject
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How to use appoint in a sentence

Doug Williams, the Ring of Fame quarterback and longtime member of the Washington Football Team’s front office, has been appointed senior adviser to team president Jason Wright, the team announced Thursday.
DOUG WILLIAMS TAKES ON NEW ROLE WITH WASHINGTON FOOTBALL TEAMNICKI JHABVALAFEBRUARY 4, 2021WASHINGTON POST
There’s been plenty of uproar in Oceanside recently over Kori Jensen, a Realtor and the city’s newest councilwoman, and whether she actually lives in the district she was appointed to represent.
NORTH COUNTY REPORT: APPOINTMENT OF NEW OCEANSIDE LEADER MAKING WAVESKAYLA JIMENEZFEBRUARY 4, 2021VOICE OF SAN DIEGO
In her January veto letter, Bowser said the new watchdog would create a “duplicative, overly broad and costly administrative structure” — and possibly violate the Home Rule Act by creating an executive office with a director appointed by the council.
D.C. COUNCIL EXPECTED TO OVERRIDE TWO BOWSER VETOES ON TUESDAYMICHAEL BRICE-SADDLERFEBRUARY 2, 2021WASHINGTON POST
It also mandates that the Commander-in-Chief appoints key ministerial positions, and allows the military to take over in times of emergency.
MYANMAR’S MILITARY DIDN’T JUST OVERTHROW AUNG SAN SUU KYI'S GOVERNMENT. IT’S CRACKING DOWN ON ALL FORMS OF DISSENTKYAW HSAN HLAING / YANGON, MYANMARFEBRUARY 2, 2021TIME
When appointed principal, he was the first lay person to head a Catholic school in the Washington archdiocese.
JOHN MOYLAN, WHO LED DEMATHA HIGH SCHOOL FOR DECADES, DIES AT 88BART BARNESFEBRUARY 2, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Cohen, who along with two other former Chewy executives was appointed to GameStop’s board in January, has urged the company to shift its focus away from physical stores and games to digital sales, esports and virtual gaming.
DESPITE RECORD STOCK SURGE, GAMESTOP IS STILL STRUGGLING TO STAY AFLOATABHA BHATTARAI, TAYLOR TELFORDFEBRUARY 1, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Councilwoman Priya Bhat-Patel, for instance, was appointed that night on a 3-2 vote to the Clean Energy Alliance, a public power agency with which Schumacher had been closely involved.
POLITICS REPORT: ABOUT THAT SANDAG SEATSCOTT LEWIS AND ANDREW KEATTSJANUARY 30, 2021VOICE OF SAN DIEGO
Unpaid consultants and appointed officials like Hughes can also be subject to the law if they consistently provide advice that a city follows, said James Markman, an Orange County-based attorney who has long represented cities.
HOW A VOLUNTEER HELPED GET THE CITY INTO ITS BIGGEST REAL ESTATE DEBACLELISA HALVERSTADTJANUARY 29, 2021VOICE OF SAN DIEGO
In India, it hasn’t come to that, yet, but the top judiciary has become visibly accommodating of Modi’s preferences even though he doesn’t—unlike in the US system—get to appoint judges.
SAVE THE SARCASM FOR OTHER DEMOCRACIES. AMERICA IS FINEDEBASISH ROY CHOWDHURYJANUARY 11, 2021TIME
So Neil appoints Arpi deputy mayor, exploiting her ambition to muffle a voice of dissent and free himself from the burden of actually governing.
NBC’S MR. MAYOR IS A FASCINATING MIX OF TED DANSON’S CHARM AND TINA FEY’S PITHJUDY BERMANJANUARY 7, 2021TIME
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WORDS RELATED TO APPOINT

  • appoint
  • approve
  • authorize
  • certify
  • commission
  • empower
  • enable
  • endorse
  • entrust
  • guarantee
  • license
  • okay
  • recognize
  • sanction
  • vouch for
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