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appoint (one) to

To assign one a certain title or role. I can hardly believe that the trustees have appointed me to the position of chairman.
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at the appointed time

At a specific, designated time. You need to be in court at the appointed time. I'll never get to my interview at the appointed time with all this traffic!
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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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Party-appointed arbitrators must be careful in such situations not to question witnesses or merely restate the case made by their appointing party.
Party-appointed arbitrators should be particularly sensitive to this balance when questioning witnesses hostile to the arbitrator's appointing party.
Supervisor John Flynn said he had no qualms about appointing Cohen as the county's interim top bookkeeper, but also would support interviewing other people for the job.
I would like to see them open the process up to search at least locally for a qualified candidate, rather than just doing the usual of appointing the deputy,'' said Maulhardt, who plans to attend Tuesday's meeting.
I really don't think the majority of people would be satisfied with us appointing right now.
Ledford suggested calling an election and appointing someone with City Hall experience - a former council member or commissioner - to fill the seat until then.
Council members appointing the commission members say the panel reflects the diversity of the city and will provide the council with good recommendations for change.
The way we're doing it now, it's like appointing them and letting them stay on there forever.