make an appointment

make an appointment

1. To set an official date and time at which to meet or deal with someone (or be met or dealt with by someone else). Please talk to the receptionist—he'll make an appointment for your next visit. Unless you've made an appointment, I'm afraid there's no chance you're case will be dealt with today.
2. To assign someone to a role, position, or office as part of one's responsibilities. (Said of politicians.) The president has been unable to make an appointment ever since his party lost control of the senate.
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make an appointment (with someone)

to schedule a meeting with someone. I made an appointment with the doctor for late today. The professor wouldn't see me unless I made an appointment.
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make an appointment

1. Assign someone to a particular office or position, as in When the head of White House security resigned, it was up to the President to make an appointment . [Mid-1800s]
2. Schedule a meeting with someone, as in Do I need to make another appointment with the doctor? [Mid-1700s]
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We know it's a really busy time of year for most people, however, I would urge anyone at risk who has not had their annual seasonal flu jab to make an appointment with their GP and get protected as it's not too late.
Those due to attend the Liscard Grosvenor Ballroom session on Grosvenor Street, Liscard this Saturday are asked to call 0845 7 711 711 to make an appointment - from 10am till noon and 2pm till 4.
In fact, it is almost an insult to the office personnel who have gone to great efforts to make an appointment.
That issue was a driving force in my wanting to make an appointment.
By state law, the council must either call an election or make an appointment to fill Sorsabal's vacant seat by May 4.
If I have my wish, we'll make an appointment,'' Dispenza said.