appoint


appoint
01. He has just been [appointed] Vice-President.
02. Don't forget that you have an [appointment] at 3:00 this afternoon.
03. The Prime Minister will [appoint] the new governor-general in the next couple of weeks.
04. Humphrey Albertson has been [appointed] to lead an inquiry into government mishandling of the crisis.
05. He was [appointed] Ambassador to France after retiring from federal politics.
06. Who do you think the government will [appoint] to the job?
07. His [appointment] to the position took everyone by surprise.
08. Aesop once suggested that we hang the petty thieves, and [appoint] the great ones to public office.
09. We will have to cancel Timmy's dentist [appointment] because his class is going on a two-day camping trip.
10. You will be charged for any [appointments] that are not canceled with at least 24 hours' notice.
11. A Kanuri proverb notes that death makes no [appointment].
12. In 1957, Harold Macmillan was [appointed] Prime Minister of Britain after the resignation of Sir Anthony Eden.
13. In May of 1992, tens of thousands of people protested against the [appointment] of Suchinda Kraprayoon, an unelected general, as Prime Minister of Thailand.
14. Christopher Wren was [appointed] the King's Surveyor of Works following the Great Fire of London.
15. The new government [appointee] will be working closely with the committee.

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  • appoint — [ apwɛ̃ ] n. m. • 1398; de 1. appointer 1 ♦ Complément d une somme en petite monnaie. FAIRE L APPOINT : ajouter le complément en petite monnaie, et par ext. régler exactement la somme due, de sorte que le créancier n ait aucune monnaie à rendre… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • appoint — ap‧point [əˈpɔɪnt] verb [transitive] 1. to choose someone for a job or position: • The company appointed a new chairman last week. appoint somebody to do something • It can appoint a foreign company to manufacture its product under licence.… …   Financial and business terms

  • appoint — ap·point /ə pȯint/ vt 1: to name officially to a position appoint ed to the agency s top post appoint ed conservator of the estate 2: to determine the distribution of (property) by exercising the authority granted by a power of appointment …   Law dictionary

  • Appoint — Ap*point ([a^]p*point ), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Appointed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Appointing}.] [OE. appointen, apointen, OF. apointier to prepare, arrange, lean, place, F. appointer to give a salary, refer a cause, fr. LL. appunctare to bring back to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • appoint — APPOINT. s. m. La monnoie qui se donne pour achever une somme qu on ne sauroit parfaire avec les principales espèces employées au paiement. Pour faire mille francs en écus, il faut trois cent trente trois écus, et un appoint de vingt sous. On dit …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • appoint — [ə point′] vt. [ME apointen < OFr apointer, to arrange, make ready < ML appunctuare < L ad, to + punctum, POINT] 1. to set (a date, place, etc.); decide upon officially; decree [to appoint a time for a meeting] 2. to name or select… …   English World dictionary

  • Appoint — (franz., spr. pŭäng; ital. Appunto), zur Vollzahlung eines Geldbetrags dienende Scheidemünzen. Insbesondere heißt A. ein Wechsel, durch den in Verbindung mit einem oder mehreren andern eine Forderung vollkommen ausgeglichen wird. Erhält z. B. A… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Appoint — (frz., spr. pŏäng), ital. Appunto, ein Wechsel, der eine Schuld ausgleicht oder eine bestimmte Summe voll macht (Ausgleichungs , Abschlußwechsel; daher par appoint oder per appunto remittieren oder trassieren, den Rest einer Forderung durch… …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • appoint — [v1] assign responsibility; decide accredit, allot, assign, choose, command, commission, decree, delegate, designate, determine, direct, elect, enjoin, establish, finger, fix, install, name, nominate, ordain, select, set, settle, tap; concepts 41 …   New thesaurus

  • Appoint — Ap*point ([a^]p*point ), v. i. To ordain; to determine; to arrange. [1913 Webster] For the Lord had appointed to defeat the good counsel of Ahithophel. 2 Sam. xvii. 14. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Appoint — (fr. [spr. Appoäng], ital. Appunto), auf den Punkt, genau; 1) ein Wechsel, wenn durch denselben eine Schuld genau ausgeglichen wird; dann auch, wenn er als ergänzender od. einzelner Theil einer größeren Summe angesehen wird; so sagt man z.B. 2) A …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon