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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"I am pleased that the court has appointed us to serve as a co-lead plaintiff and recognized that we have the resources and expertise to pursue this case on behalf of Wynn Resorts' stockholders.
Under Calvin, Geneva had become a city humming with biblical scholarship--"the storehouse of heavenly learning and judgment," one Puritan put it, "where God hath appointed us to dwell." During the brief reign of Queen Mary, English exiles there produced a new English Bible, based in part on the Great Bible for the Old Testament and Tyndale for the New.