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ap·point

appoint

 
 
pronunciation:
poInt
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part of speech: verb
inflections: appoints, appointing, appointed
definition 1: to name to a particular office or duty.
The President appointed a new ambassador to the United Nations.
synonyms:
assign, designate, name, nominate
antonyms:
remove
similar words:
authorize, commission, constitute, delegate, install, invest, ordain
definition 2: to set or decide on.
Let's appoint a regular meeting time.
synonyms:
determine, set
similar words:
establish, settle
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The word appoint contains the following part:
ap- Latin prefix that means to, toward
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The prefix ap- occurs in Latin loanwords. It is an assimilated form of ad- used before roots beginning with "p." See ad-.