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      vb   tr  
1    to indicate or specify  
2    to give a name to; style; entitle  
3    to select or name for an office or duty; appoint  
4    immediately postpositive   appointed, but not yet in office  
a minister designate     
     (C15: from Latin designatus marked out, defined; see design)  
  designative, designatory      adj  
  designator      n  
English Collins Dictionary - English Definition & Thesaurus  


1    call, christen, dub, entitle, label, name, nominate, style, term  
2    allot, appoint, assign, choose, delegate, depute, nominate, select  
3    characterize, define, denote, describe, earmark, indicate, pinpoint, show, specify, stipulate  

English Collins Dictionary - English synonyms & Thesaurus  

Collaborative Dictionary     English Definition
A designate space or part space in cyberspace
[Tech.];[Leg.] designate space in cyberspace
expression used to designate something that happens very rarely
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