Des"ig*nate (?), a. [L.
designatus, p. p. of designare. See Design,
v. t.] Designated; appointed; chosen.
[R.] Sir G. Buck.
Des"ig*nate (?), v. t. [imp. &
p. p. Designated; p. pr. & vb. n.
Designating.] 1. To mark out and make
known; to point out; to name; to indicate; to show; to distinguish by
marks or description; to specify; as, to designate the
boundaries of a country; to designate the rioters who are to
2. To call by a distinctive title; to
3. To indicate or set apart for a purpose or
duty; -- with to or for; as, to designate an
officer for or to the command of a post or station.
Syn. -- To name; denominate; style; entitle; characterize;