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Appoint

To designate, select, or assign authority to a position or an office.

Although sometimes used interchangeably, elect and appoint do not have the same meaning. Election refers to the selection of a public officer by the qualified voters of the community, and appointment refers to the selection of a public officer by one authorized by law to do so.

appoint

verb approve, assign, authorize, charge, charter, choose, commission, confirm, constituere, creare, create, delegate, depute, designate, destinare, dicere, employ, empower, engage, enlist, entrust, establish, facere, give a mandate, license, name, pick, pick out, require, sanction, select
Associated concepts: appoint to fill a vacancy, appoint under a will, appointing officer, appointing power, appointive office, public officers
See also: allocate, allot, assign, authorize, bestow, charge, choose, clothe, delegate, designate, detail, dispense, employ, empower, engage, entrust, furnish, hire, induct, instate, invest, nominate, parcel, provide, vest

appoint

to nominate (a person), under a power granted in a deed or will, to take an interest in property.
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