appoint (one) to

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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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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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When she pleaded to me her youth, and his wretched and hard life (that was her phrase for the virtuous training he had belied), and the desecrated ceremony of marriage there had secretly been between them, and the terrors of want and shame that had overwhelmed them both when I was first appointed to be the instrument of their punishment, and the love (for she said the word to me, down at my feet) in which she had abandoned him and left him to me, was it my enemy that became my footstool, were they the words of my wrath that made her shrink and quiver
I read in it, that I was appointed to do these things.
If Gilbert Clennam, reduced to imbecility, at the point of death, and labouring under the delusion of some imaginary relenting towards a girl of whom he had heard that his nephew had once had a fancy for her which he had crushed out of him, and that she afterwards drooped away into melancholy and withdrawal from all who knew her--if, in that state of weakness, he dictated to me, whose life she had darkened with her sin, and who had been appointed to know her wickedness from her own hand and her own lips, a bequest meant as a recompense to her for supposed unmerited suffering; was there no difference between my spurning that injustice, and coveting mere money--a thing which you, and your comrades in the prisons, may steal from anyone?
I did what I was appointed to do, and I have undergone, within these four walls, what I was appointed to undergo.
just as you cheat yourself into making out that you didn't do all this business because you were a rigorous woman, all slight, and spite, and power, and unforgiveness, but because you were a servant and a minister, and were appointed to do it.
Because when once an efficient national government is established, the best men in the country will not only consent to serve, but also will generally be appointed to manage it; for, although town or country, or other contracted influence, may place men in State assemblies, or senates, or courts of justice, or executive departments, yet more general and extensive reputation for talents and other qualifications will be necessary to recommend men to offices under the national government, -- especially as it will have the widest field for choice, and never experience that want of proper persons which is not uncommon in some of the States.
No Senator or Representative shall, during the Time for which he was elected, be appointed to any civil Office under the authority of the United States, which shall have been created, or the Emoluments whereof shall have been increased during such time; and no Person holding any Office under the United States, shall be a Member of either House during his Continuance in Office.
Mr Garekwe Rabotlhalenyana Mojaphoko is appointed to the position of Deputy Permanent Secretary -Transport in the ministry of Transport and Communications.
May 2, 2016 (JUBA) -- Only one official from the Nuer ethnic group, the second largest single community in South Sudan after the Dinka has been appointed to the new cabinet by President Salva Kiir's faction.
Eight people have been appointed to the leading positions by an order dated Dec.
Four prominent members were also appointed to officer posts for 2005.
FRANCIS "BUZZ" RABORN (District of Columbia Chapter) was appointed to the Board of Directors of Proxy Aviation Systems Inc.
LANCASTER - Bruce MacPherson, an architect who grew up in the Antelope Valley, has been appointed to the Lancaster Planning Commission.
She was appointed to the official staff as assistant director in 1998 and promoted to associate director in 2002.
Tracy Bolton has been appointed to the board of directors of San Diego-based Home Start .