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      vb   mainly tr  
1    also intr   to assign officially, as for a position, responsibility, etc.  
he was appointed manager     
2    to establish by agreement or decree; fix  
a time was appointed for the duel     
3    to prescribe or ordain  
laws appointed by tribunal     
4      (Property law)   to nominate (a person), under a power granted in a deed or will, to take an interest in property  
5    to equip with necessary or usual features; furnish  
a well-appointed hotel     
     (C14: from Old French apointer to put into a good state, from a point in good condition, literally: to a point)  
  appointer      n  
English Collins Dictionary - English Definition & Thesaurus  


1    allot, arrange, assign, choose, decide, designate, determine, establish, fix, set, settle  
2    assign, choose, commission, delegate, elect, install, name, nominate, select  
3    command, decree, direct, enjoin, ordain  
4    equip, fit out, furnish, provide, supply  
1    cancel  
2    discharge, dismiss, fire, give the sack     (informal)   sack     (informal)  
4    dismantle, divest, strip  

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