1. [ verb ] assign a designation to
Synonyms: denominate
Related terms: denote label number denomination designation denomination
2. [ verb ] give an assignment to (a person) to a post, or assign a task to (a person)
Synonyms: assign delegate depute
Related terms: appoint place transfer delegate promote demote cast mandate post place cast mandate devolve regiment task assignment appointment delegate delegating delegacy
3. [ verb ] decree or designate beforehand
Synonyms: doom destine fate

"She was destined to become a great pianist"

Related terms: ordain Destiny destination
4. [ adjective ] appointed but not yet installed in office
Related terms: incoming
5. [ verb ] design or destine
Synonyms: intend destine specify

"She was intended to become the director"

Related terms: plan design calculate slate mean destination
Similar spelling:   designated