designate

Definition

adjective
appointed to a job but not yet working
Examplethe chairman designate
(Notealways follows a noun)
verb
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.

​ Was this Helpful? YES  NO 8 people found this helpful.

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

​ Was this Helpful? YES  NO 11 people found this helpful.

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

​ Was this Helpful? YES  NO 9 people found this helpful.

Show more usage examples...

Browse Definitions by Letter: # A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
H beneficiary clause