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1. appoint

verb. ['əˈpɔɪnt'] create and charge with a task or function.

Synonyms

  • establish
  • constitute
  • name
  • institute
  • found
  • plant
  • co-opt
  • nominate

Antonyms

  • lose
  • bottom out
  • stay in place
  • top out

Etymology

  • apointen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • apointier (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

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Rhymes with Appoint

  • exclamation-point
  • datapoint
  • pierpoint
  • disjoint
  • lapointe
  • lapoint
  • anoint
  • pointe
  • .point
  • joynt
  • joint

How do you pronounce appoint?

Pronounce appoint as əˈpɔɪnt.

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Sentences with appoint


1. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
The person you appoint has permission to make financial and legal decisions on your behalf.

2. Verb, base form
It is the responsibility of the shareholders to appoint corporation officers to help in the running of the business.

2. appoint

verb. ['əˈpɔɪnt'] assign a duty, responsibility or obligation to.

Synonyms

  • assign
  • deputise
  • make
  • charge
  • designate
  • depute
  • accredit
  • authorise
  • name
  • create
  • authorize
  • delegate
  • empower
  • nominate

Antonyms

  • break
  • unmake
  • stay
  • linger

Etymology

  • apointen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • apointier (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

3. appoint

verb. ['əˈpɔɪnt'] furnish.

Synonyms

  • fit out
  • fit
  • equip

Antonyms

  • promote
  • forfeit
  • disassemble
  • dissuade

Etymology

  • apointen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • apointier (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
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