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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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13) To imply, as the revenue procedure does, that a revenue ruling or other designating document that establishes a Designated Category B accounting method is, following a lapse of two years, equivalent to a Supreme Court decision, act of Congress, or even regulations promulgated pursuant to the Administrative Procedures Act constitutes regulatory overreaching.
In designating replacement property, there appear to be three guidelines CPAs can advise taxpayers to follow:
The Kings had the option of designating veteran winger Nelson Emerson for assignment.
Biologists hired by Los Angeles County have recommended designating more than 316,000 acres in the Antelope Valley as significant ecological areas in a study being undertaken for an update of the county's general plan.
2000-2 liberalizes the rules for designating a qualified terminable interest property (QTIP) trust as the beneficiary of an individual retirement account (IRA) set forth in Rev.
When designating a QTIP trust as an IRA beneficial, the interaction of the Sec.
But what about designating a Little Armenia in Glendale?
As a result, there is no ability to reduce payouts by designating a younger beneficiary once payments have begun.
Even if the partnership does not follow the specific procedures for designating a TMP, the partnership's designation of a TMP will be respected so long as the designation is communicated to the Service in a timely manner.