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appoint someone to something

to select or assign someone to serve in a particular role. (Usually focusing on the role of the person or on a group of persons with similar roles.) l am going to appoint you to the position of treasurer. Fred tried to appoint himself to the board of directors, but it violated the by-laws.
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at the appointed time

at the expected or assigned time. The cab pulled up in the driveway at the appointed time. We all met at the hotel at the appointed time.
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When I got your reply to my letter, permitting me to present her to you, I wrote to her immediately, appointing a meeting here.
And therefore we must consider whether in appointing our guardians we would look to their greatest happiness individually, or whether this principle of happiness does not rather reside in the State as a whole.
These exclamations continued till they were interrupted by the lady, who now proceeded to execute the commission given her by her brother, and gave orders for providing all necessaries for the child, appointing a very good room in the house for his nursery.
He asked Darzac to meet him for the purpose of arranging the matter, appointing the time when Larsan would be with Mademoiselle Stangerson.
There was talk of appointing him minister, and bets were laid at the Travellers' that he would be ambassador ere long, when of a sudden, rumours arrived of the secretary's extraordinary behaviour.
It was settled that I should give Sir Percival's solicitor a week's notice before I left, and that he was to undertake the necessary arrangements for appointing my successor.
He found himself, at length, compelled to divide his followers, appointing a place of rendezvous at a distant day, and to endeavour to find the lost trail by multiplying, as much as possible, the number of his eyes.
The little singing-bird that never was fledged, was long kept in a cage by a guardian of your appointing, well enough known to our old intriguer here.
Councilman Frank Ferry proposed appointing a replacement using a citizen's panel to interview candidates and select a group of finalists for the council to choose from.
Latino leaders in Salt Lake City swiftly denounced the mayor for appointing an Anglo, while members of the Christian right lambasted him for appointing a lesbian.
This relationship, however, is normally controlled by the particular Supreme Court order appointing the receiver in outlining the obligations and duties of all involved parties.
Proposal regarding decision on criteria for appointing the Chairman and members of the Nomination Committee.