designate
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Usage note
The adjective shown in sense 4) is always used after a noun.
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to name)
a. designar
The president is yet to designate a Secretary of State.El presidente todavía no ha designado un Secretario de Estado.
b. nombrar
The duke designated his nephew as his heir after his son dishonored the family.El duque nombró a su sobrino como heredero después de que su hijo deshonró a la familia.
c. declarar
The area to the south of this beach has been designated a protected wetlands.El área al sur de esta playa ha sido declarada como un humedal protegido.
2. (to denote)
a. indicar
The term "oak" actually designates a number of different species of tree.El término "roble" en realidad indica una cantidad de especies de árbol distintas.
b. designar
The letters designate the different categories into which the elements are classified.Las letras designan las diferentes categorías en las que se clasifican los elementos.
3. (to mark)
a. demarcar
The stakes designate the area where the house will be built.Las estacas demarcan la superficie donde se construirá la casa.
b. señalar
Red designates the areas of highest crime rates on the map.El rojo señala las áreas con las más altas tasas de crimen en el mapa.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
4. (elected)
a. designado
The treasurer designate will be sworn in tomorrow afternoon.La tesorera designada prestará juramento mañana por la tarde.
b. nombrado
The new vice president designate of the company has already begun developing new strategies.El vicepresidente nombrado de la compañía ya ha empezado a desarrollar nuevas estrategias.
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designate
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (person)
a. designar
to designate somebody to do somethingdesignar a alguien para hacer algo
he designated her as his successorla nombró su sucesora
this area has been designated a national parkesta zona ha sido declarada parque nacional
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
2. (general)
a. designado(a), nombrado(a)
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designate
transitive verb
[ˈdezɪɡneɪt] (name) denominar; (appoint) nombrar; designar; (indicate) señalar; indicar
to designate sb to do sth nombrar or designar a algn para hacer algo; I was designated as their representative me nombraron or designaron representante de su grupo; some of the rooms were designated as offices destinaron algunas de las habitaciones a oficinas; the woodland has been designated (as) a bird sanctuary el bosque ha sido declarado reserva ornitológica
adjective
[ˈdezɪɡnɪt] designado; nombrado
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