To fix with power or firmness; to establish; to mark out.
- To select or designate to fill an office or a position: appointed her the chief operating officer of the company.
- To fix or set by authority or by mutual agreement: will appoint a date for the examination.
- To furnish; equip: a house that is comfortably appointed.
- Law To direct the disposition of (property) to a person or persons in exercise of a power granted for this purpose by a preceding deed.