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Definition of appoint verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they appoint
    he / she / it appoints
    past simple appointed
    -ing form appointing
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  1. 1to choose someone for a job or position of responsibility appoint somebody They have appointed a new principal at my son's school. appoint somebody to something She has recently been appointed to the committee. appoint somebody + noun appoint somebody as something They appointed him (as) captain of the math team. appoint somebody to do something A lawyer was appointed to represent the child.
  2. 2[usually passive] appoint something (formal) to arrange or decide on a time or place for doing something A date for the meeting is still to be appointed. Everyone was assembled at the appointed time.
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