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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 des·ig·nate /ˈdɛzɪgˌnet, nət/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Des·ig·nate a.  Designated; appointed; chosen. [R.]

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Des·ig·nate v. t. [imp. & p. p. Designated; p. pr. & vb. n. Designating.]
 1. To mark out and make known; to point out; to name; to indicate; to show; to distinguish by marks or description; to specify; as, to designate the boundaries of a country; to designate the rioters who are to be arrested.
 2. To call by a distinctive title; to name.
 3. To indicate or set apart for a purpose or duty; -- with to or for; as, to designate an officer for or to the command of a post or station.
 Syn: -- To name; denominate; style; entitle; characterize; describe.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj : appointed but not yet installed in office [syn: designate(ip)]
      v 1: assign a name or title to [syn: denominate]
      2: give an assignment to (a person) to a post, or assign a task
         to (a person) [syn: delegate, depute, assign]
      3: decree or designate beforehand; "She was destined to become
         a great pianist" [syn: destine, fate, doom]
      4: design or destine; "She was intended to become the director"
         [syn: intend, destine, specify]