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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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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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In an arbitration where the party-appointed arbitrators are non-neutral, it is often difficult for a party-appointed arbitrator to take a position opposite that of his or her appointing party.
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.
Dubai: Shaikh Hamdan Bin Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of The Executive Council of Dubai, today (Tuesday), issued Executive Council Resolutions appointing a number of chief executive officers to Dubai Health Authority.
Shaikh Hamdan also issued two resolutions transferring Dr Abdul Rahman Mohammad Al Jassmi and Dr Alya Saif Al Mazrouei to Dubai Healthcare Corporation and appointing them as consultants.