- v assign a name or title to
- v give an assignment to (a person) to a post, or assign a task to (a person)
- v indicate a place, direction, person, or thing; either spatially or figuratively
- v decree or designate beforehand
- v design or destine
- s appointed but not yet installed in office
- Said Secretary of Commerce-designate Malcolm Baldrige, in the only semblance of lively comment: "I haven't even found the front door to the Department of Commerce yet.
- Tim Geithner, Secretary of Treasurer-designate Lisa Jackson, Secretary of the Environmental Protection Agency-designate Senator Ken Salazar, Secretary of the Interior-designate.
- Participants in the meeting will include Melody Barnes, Director-designate, Domestic Policy Council; Carol Browner, Assistant-designate to the President for Energy and Climate .
- Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in Chicago Tribune
All participating leaders showed an interest in changing their hard currency reserves to a credible hard currency,Ahmadinejad said. "Some said producing countries should designate a single hard currency aside from the US dollar ...... to...
- President Bush in CNN
The international community must now designate the leadership of this new international force and give it robust rules of engagement and deploy it as soon as possible to secure the peace,Bush said.
- Kevin Towers in SI.com
We informed him that he would not make his next start,Towers told The Associated Press. "We kind of laid out some options for him. If he still wanted to play, we'll designate him for assignment and see if other clubs have interest, or if...