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transitive verb
    1. to mark or point out; indicate; show; specify
    2. to nominate or select for a duty, office, purpose, etc.; appoint; assign
  • named or selected for an office, position, etc., but not yet installed (often used in combination following the noun it modifies): ambassador-designate [Webster]

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