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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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Ms Nametso Mothoka is appointed on promotion to the position of assistant Secretary for Legislative Drafting, in the Attorney Generals Chamber.
Gulgeldiev Dayan Yaranovich was appointed as the Minister of Sports and Youth Affairs of Turkmenistan.
Also none of Nuer women was appointed as national minister or deputy minister among the appointed 6 women ministers and two deputy ministers.
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Jun Yoshida, consul general of Japan in Jeddah, was appointed ambassador to Mauritania; Junzo Fujita, consul general of Japan in Brisbane, was appointed ambassador to Uganda; Kazuhiro Tajiri, consul general of Japan in Shenyang, was appointed ambassador to Palau; and Mamoru Shinohara, an official of the Japan Science and Technology Agency, was appointed ambassador to Costa Rica, all effective Thursday.
DALE TREMBLAY (Calgary Chapter) was appointed President and COO of Saxon Energy Services Inc.
LaChapelle was appointed assistant director in 2003.
Mayor Anderson appointed me in a process of inclusion to focus on his "strength through diversity" initiative [a pro-minority employment policy].
Richmond, Indiana, appointed Bill McBride vice president of operations.
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The company appointed Ted Gentsch director of information systems and Brian Kress project development manager.
As per notification, deputy director Urban2 Akhtar who was performing duty on current charge has been appointed as deputy director parks division, assistant director Fatima Jinnah park Tariq Aziz has been appointed as deputy director parks and Rana Kashif deputy director parks has been appointed as deputy director nursery.
The International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) announced that the following six members have been appointed as volunteer officers for the state of New York: