appointed to a job but not yet working
Examplethe chairman designate
(Notealways follows a noun)
to appoint someone to a post

Use designate in a sentence

You may need to designate someone as being in charge of a project so that others know who to go to for help.

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After two years of hard work, I felt it was time to be evaluated so that my boss would designate me to be supervisor.

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The manager designate was shadowing employees to learn several different jobs and acquaint himself with the company before he officially took his position.

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