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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.
See also: make

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.
See also: make

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]
See also: make