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designated driver

A person who stays sober during a social gathering and is responsible for safely driving others from one location to another. Since Kara never drinks alcohol, she always offers to be the designated driver for her friends.
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designate (someone or something) as (something)

To label or name someone or something as something; to assign someone or something a specific role or status. The boss designated me as the point person for this project, so you guys have to listen to me. No, you can't sit here—mom designated this as the kids' table.
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designate someone or something as something

to choose or name someone or something as something. Alice will designate Andrew as our representative. She designated herself as the head of the committee.
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Maisch said wholesalers are likely to already know what product they will be designated to sell, so they've probably stopped buying as much of it as they once did.
Currently, eight designated zones are located in Dubai, five in Abu Dhabi, three in Ras Al Khaimah, two each in Fujairah, Sharjah and Umm Al Quwain, and one in Ajman.
As for the transfer of Goods between Designated Zones, the Ministry asserted that it will not be subject to VAT if both of the following conditions are met:
Goods arriving in a Designated Zone from outside the UAE would not be treated as if they had been imported into the UAE.
Despite the changes in storytelling and pace, "Designated Survivor"
Such confusion has led at least one court to eviscerate a designated premises endorsement in a CGL policy, leaving it with little meaning.
These contributions can be made in any of the many designated funds and can be made by accessing the Donation link at BSI.ORG website.
A designated Roth account is treated as a separate account under a 401(k) plan or a 403(b) plan for which separate accounting of contributions, gains, and losses must be maintained.
The waiver request is being made by Methodist Hospital, of Henderson, KY to enter into an agreement with a designated OPO other than in the OPO designated service area in which the hospital is located.
It was designated a historic property in June 1988.
The two designated wings set up immediately near the elbow areas, so that they both can fan the dribbler down their particular sideline.
Designated inventory attorneys will be contacted when the need arises and will be asked to serve.
A designated Roth 401(k) contribution must meet three requirements to qualify as such.
Two OSU researchers, Robert Beschta and William Ripple, measured willow growth along a stretch of the Gallatin River and Tepee Creek, including an area designated high-risk for prey and one designated low-risk.