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English translation of 'désigner'

Word Frequency


[deziɲe ]
Verb Table transitive verb
1.  (montrer) to point outto indicate
désigner qch du doigt to point at sth
2.  (dénommer) to denoteto refer to
Ce terme désigne une plante alpestre. This term denotes an alpine plant.
3.  (nommer) [candidat] to appoint
On l’a désignée pour remettre le prix. She was chosen to present the prize.

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Example Sentences Including 'désigner'

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A une époque, il siégeait au jury chargé de désigner les bénéficiaires des subventions de la Société américaine contre la leucémie.
M. Perret n'a pu cependant déterminer le nombre de victimes ni désigner des responsables.
Le Nouvel Observateur (2003)
Mais je devinais une couche plus profonde, plus immobile, plus morne encore, le vrai sédiment de l'horreur, sans pouvoir le désigner.
Grainville, Patrick Les anges et les faucons
Un rituel républicain strictement codifié pour désigner l'un des premiers personnages de l'Etat.
Le Nouvel Observateur (2002)
Une décision du tribunal de grande instance de Lille vient de déclarer leur requête recevable et de désigner un expert.
Le Monde (2000)

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'désigner' in Other Languages

British English: nominate /ˈnɒmɪˌneɪt/ VERB
If someone is nominated for a job, position, or prize, their name is formally suggested as a candidate for it.
He was nominated for a best actor award.
  • American English: nominate
  • Arabic: يُرَشِّحُ
  • Brazilian Portuguese: nomear
  • Chinese: 提名
  • Croatian: nominirati
  • Czech: nominovat
  • Danish: nominere
  • Dutch: nomineren
  • European Spanish: designar
  • Finnish: nimetä
  • French: désigner
  • German: nominieren
  • Greek: αναγορεύω
  • Italian: nominare
  • Japanese: 指名する
  • Korean: 후보자로 지명하다
  • Norwegian: nominere
  • Polish: mianować
  • European Portuguese: nomear
  • Romanian: a nominaliza
  • Russian: номинировать
  • Spanish: designar
  • Swedish: nominera
  • Thai: ได้รับการเสนอชื่อ
  • Turkish: aday göstermek
  • Ukrainian: призначати
  • Vietnamese: đề cử
British English: designate VERB
When you designate someone or something as a particular thing, you formally give them that description or name.
...a man interviewed in one of our studies whom we shall designate as E.


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