Quick answer
"Designar" is a transitive verb which is often translated as "to appoint", and "más aún" is a phrase which is often translated as "even more". Learn more about the difference between "designar" and "más aún" below.
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to assign a position)
a. to appoint
Me ascendieron y me designaron gerente de operaciones.I was promoted and appointed operations manager.
b. to designate
El juez designará un tutor para el niño.The judge will designate a tutor for the child.
c. to name
La exestrella de fútbol fue designada entrenador de la selección.The former soccer star was named coach of the national team.
2. (to determine)
a. to fix
Habla con la secretaria para designar una fecha para la cirugía.Talk to the secretary to fix a date for the surgery.
b. to set
El director de finanzas todavía no designó un presupuesto para el año que viene.The director of finance hasn't set a budget for next year yet.
3. (to put a name to)
a. to give the name
El cachorro regordito fue designado "Sr. Chonchis".The chubby puppy was given the name "Mr. Chubs."
b. to denote
La palabra "minimalismo" designa a un estilo artístico, pero también a un estilo de vida.The word "minimalism" denotes both a style and a way of living.
c. to refer to
Al profesor González lo designamos "el Dictador".We refer to professor González as "the Dictator."
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más aún
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1. (to a greater degree)
a. even more
El conflicto ha destrozado sus vidas; más aún si tenemos en cuenta que estas familias ya eran pobres antes de la guerra.The conflict has shattered their lives; even more if we take into account that these families were already poor before the war.
b. even more so
Janis era una mujer muy generosa, pero su hija Gladys lo es más aún.Janis was a very generous woman, but her daughter Gladys is even more so.
2. (in addition)
a. furthermore
No debe beber ni fumar. Más aún, tampoco debe comer grasas de ningún tipo.You musn't drink or smoke. Furthermore, you shouldn't eat any fats either.
b. what's more
Estas son mis conclusiones. Más aún, estas son mis propuestas.These are my conclusions. What's more, these are my proposals.
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