Etymology
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appoint (v.)

late 14c., "to decide, resolve; to arrange the time of (a meeting, etc.)," from Anglo-French appointer, Old French apointier "make ready, arrange, settle, place" (12c., Modern French appointer), from apointer "duly, fitly," from phrase à point "to the point," from a- "to" (see ad-) + point "point," from Latin punctum "small hole made by pricking" (from nasalized form of PIE root *peuk- "to prick"). The ground sense is "to come to a point (about some matter)," therefore "agree, settle." Meaning "put in charge, authoritatively nominate or assign" is early 15c. Related: Appointed; appointing.

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Definitions of appoint

appoint (v.)
create and charge with a task or function;
Synonyms: name / nominate / constitute
appoint (v.)
assign a duty, responsibility or obligation to;
He was appointed deputy manager
Synonyms: charge
appoint (v.)
furnish;
a beautifully appointed house
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