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To love one child and to love all children, whether living or dead—somewhere these two loves come together. To love a no-good but humble punk and to love an honest man who believes himself to be an honest man—somewhere these, too, come together.
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English

Etymology

[[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] designatus, past participle of designare

Pronunciation

  • (adjective) RP IPA: /ˈdɛzɪg.nət/ or IPA: /ˈdɛzɪg.neɪt/
  • (verb) RP IPA: /ˈdɛzɪg.neɪt/

Adjective

designate (not comparable)

Positive
designate

Comparative
not comparable

Superlative
none (absolute)

  1. Designated; appointed; chosen.

Verb

Infinitive
to designate

Third person singular
designat

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
ing

to designate (third-person singular simple present designat, present participle ing, simple past and past participle -)
  1. To mark out and make known; to point out; to name; to indicate; to show; to distinguish by marks or description; to specify; as, to designate the boundaries of a country; to designate the rioters who are to be arrested.
  2. To call by a distinctive title; to name.
  3. To indicate or set apart for a purpose or duty; -- with to or for; to designate an officer for or to the command of a post or station.

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Italian

Verb

designate

  1. second person plural present tense and imperative of designare
  2. Feminine plural of designato

Adjective

designate

  1. Feminine plural of designato

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