appoint

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appoint is one of the 1000 most common headwords.
appoint

Pronunciation[change]

  • IPA: /ʌˈpɔɪnt/

Verb[change]

Plain form
appoint

Third-person singular
appoints

Past tense
appointed

Past participle
appointed

Present participle
appointing

  1. (transitive) If you appoint someone to a job or position, you give the job to them.
    The president appointed her to investigate the problems.
    He has been appointed to the Supreme Court of Canada.
    They appointed him team captain.
  2. (transitive) If you appoint a time for something, you choose that time.
    They met at the appointed time.

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