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Definition of Appoint


  1. To fix with power or firmness; to establish; to mark out.
  2. To fix by a decree, order, command, resolve, decision, or mutual agreement; to constitute; to ordain; to prescribe; to fix the time and place of.
  3. To assign, designate, or set apart by authority.
  4. To furnish in all points; to provide with everything necessary by way of equipment; to equip; to fit out.
  5. To point at by way, or for the purpose, of censure or commendation; to arraign.
  6. To direct, designate, or limit; to make or direct a new disposition of, by virtue of a power contained in a conveyance; -- said of an estate already conveyed.
  7. To ordain; to determine; to arrange.

Appoint Quotations

We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office.

If you see a snake, just kill it - don't appoint a committee on snakes.
Ross Perot

Every time I appoint someone to a vacant position, I make a hundred unhappy and one ungrateful.
Louis XIV

I always like to take my time and examine the two candidates, see not only the two candidates but the policies they will bring in, the people they will bring in, who they might appoint to the Supreme Court, and look at the whole range of issues before making a decision.
Colin Powell

Congress seems drugged and inert most of the time... its idea of meeting a problem is to hold hearings or, in extreme cases, to appoint a commission.
Shirley Chisholm
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Appoint Translations

appoint in Afrikaans is aanstel
appoint in Dutch is benoemen, aanstellen
appoint in French is appointer, appointez, appointons, appointent
appoint in German is erstellen, ernennen, ernennen, bestimmen
appoint in Italian is creare, produrre
appoint in Latin is constituo, monstro, monstro
appoint in Norwegian is utnevne, fastsette
appoint in Portuguese is aponte
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