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Từ điển Oxford Advanced Learner 8th
appoint


ap·point [appoint appoints appointed appointing] BrE [əˈpɔɪnt] NAmE [əˈpɔɪnt] verb
1. to choose sb for a job or position of responsibility
~ sb They have appointed a new head teacher at my son's school.
~ sb to sth She has recently been appointed to the committee.
~ sb + noun | ~ sb as sth They appointed him (as) captain of the English team.
~ sb to do sth A lawyer was appointed to represent the child.
2. usually passive ~ sth (formal)to arrange or decide on a time or place for doing sth
A date for the meeting is still to be appointed.
Everyone was assembled at the appointed time.
Verb forms:

Word Origin:
late Middle English: from Old French apointer, from a point ‘to a point’.

Thesaurus:
appoint verb T
They have appointed a new school principal.
name • • recruit • • employ • • take sb on • • co-opt • • nominate • |especially AmE hire • |formal designate • |especially BrE, formal engage
Opp: dismiss
appoint/name/recuit/employ/take on/nominate/hire/designate/engage sb as sth
appoint/name/nominate sb to sth
appoint/recruit/employ/take on/co-opt/nominate/hire/designate/engage sb to do sth

Example Bank:
She's been appointed British ambassador to the UN.
They appointed him (as) captain of the national team.
They have appointed a new principal at my son's school.

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