Appoint

Definition of Appoint

Ap`point´   Pronunciation: ăp`point´
v. t.1.To fix with power or firmness; to establish; to mark out.
[imp. & p. p. Appointed; p. pr. & vb. n. Appointing.]
When he appointed the foundations of the earth.
- Prov. viii. 29.
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. 15.
He hath appointed a day, in the which he will judge the world in righteousness.
- Acts xvii. 31.
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. 19.
These were cities appointed for all the children of Israel, and for the stranger that sojourneth among them.
- Josh. xx. 9.
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.
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.
To appoint one's self
to resolve.
- Crowley.
v. i.1.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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