Part of speech: adjective


Part of speech: noun


Part of speech: verb

To point out; name; appoint.

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Usage examples "designate":

  1. The other I might designate an errand of affection; and could I flatter myself that it would prove a welcome one to you, I should deem it as pleasant as that of my duty is painful." - "The White Gauntlet", Mayne Reid.
  2. Mrs. Townsend by this did not mean to insinuate that Herbert was at all afflicted in that way which we attempt to designate, when we say that one of our friends is not all right, and at the same time touch our heads with our forefinger. - "Castle Richmond", Anthony Trollope.
  3. The men with whom he returned were such characters as the press would designate as " old wheel- horses" or " pillars of the party." - "The Strength of Gideon and Other Stories Strength of Gideon; Mammy Peggy's Pride; Viney's Free Papers; The Fruitful Sleeping of The Rev. Elisha Edwards; The Ingrate; The Case of 'Ca'line'; The Finish of Patsy Barnes; One Man's Fortunes; Jim's Probation; U", Paul Laurence Dunbar.