Pronunciation: (u-point'),[key] —v.t. 1. to name or assign to a position, an office, or the like; designate: to appoint a new treasurer; to appoint a judge to the bench. 2. to determine by authority or agreement; fix; set: to appoint a time for the meeting. 3. Law.to designate (a person) to take the benefit of an estate created by a deed or will.
4. to provide with what is necessary; equip; furnish: They appointed the house with all the latest devices. 5. Archaic.to order or establish by decree or command; ordain; constitute: laws appointed by God. 6. Obs.to point at by way of censure.