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[v] furnish; "a beautifully appointed house"
[v] charge with a task or function; "appoint someone president"; "nominate a committee"
[v] assign a duty, responsibility or obligation to; "He was appointed deputy manager"; "She was charged with supervising the creation of a concordance"

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\Ap*point"\ ([a^]p*point"), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Appointed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Appointing}.] [OE. appointen, apointen, OF. apointier to prepare, arrange, lean, place, F. appointer to give a salary, refer a cause, fr. LL. appunctare to bring back to the point, restore, to fix the point in a controversy, or the points in an agreement; L. ad + punctum a point. See {Point}.]
1. To fix with power or firmness; to establish; to mark out. When he appointed the foundations of the earth. --Prov. viii. 2
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2. To fix by a decree, order, command, resolve, decision, or mutual agreement; to constitute; to ordain; to prescribe; to fix the time and place of. Thy servants are ready to do whatsoever my lord the king shall appoint. --2 Sam. xv. 1
5. He hath appointed a day, in the which he will judge the world in righteousness. --Acts xvii. 3
1. Say that the emperor request a parley . . . and appoint the meeting. --Shak.
3. To assign, designate, or set apart by authority. Aaron and his shall go in, and appoint them every one to his service. --Num. iv. 1
9. These were cities appointed for all the children of Israel, and for the stranger that sojourneth among them. --Josh. xx.
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4. To furnish in all points; to provide with everything necessary by way of equipment; to equip; to fit out. The English, being well appointed, did so entertain them that their ships departed terribly torn. --Hayward.
5. To point at by way, or for the purpose, of censure or commendation; to arraign. [Obs.] Appoint not heavenly disposition. --Milton.
6. (Law) To direct, designate, or limit; to make or direct a new disposition of, by virtue of a power contained in a conveyance; -- said of an estate already conveyed. --Burrill. Kent. {To appoint one's self}, to resolve. [Obs.] --Crowley.
\Ap*point"\ ([a^]p*point"), v. i. To ordain; to determine; to arrange. For the Lord had appointed to defeat the good counsel of Ahithophel. --2 Sam. xvii. 14.

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