In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(name, choose)nombrardesignarto appoint sb to sth — nombrar / designar a algn para algo
- he was appointed to the post for life — lo nombraron / designaron para el cargo con carácter vitalicio
- she was appointed director in 1987 — fue nombrada directora en 1987
- She was appointed to the Court of Justice in October 1999.
- He was appointed to head the new merged ‘supertrust’, which covers an area of 4,500 square miles, in May 1999.
- During the first quarter, a management team was appointed to run the software division and win new business.
- He was appointed to this promotional role because of his high profile in the community.
- Those days, through a shahi firman (royal edict) certain persons were appointed to perform some specific tasks.
- On a document being tabled, a motion may be moved without notice to appoint a day for its consideration or for it to be printed.
- Local billeting officers were appointed to find suitable homes for evacuees and they set about interviewing possible hosts.
- And she was appointed to this case, paid $3,280, including expenses.
- Has anyone been appointed to a regulatory or important committee, task force, or agency position?
- His first official honorary consultant post came in 1946 when he was appointed to the Norfolk and Norwich Hospital.
- Luckily my father was soon appointed to a consultant post, and we settled down.
- A new board of directors was appointed to oversee the financially-troubled project.
- In 1988, he was appointed to the role of divisional director for the group's specialist cars division and in 1992 he was promoted to managing director.
- As a result, completely inappropriate people are appointed to rather important jobs.
- I am a Welshman who is as proud today of being national team manager as I was on the day I was appointed to the job.
- What happens if some individuals are appointed to this authority who turn out to be absolute disasters?
- He was appointed to chair the council's health committee in 1985 and was instrumental in the opening of the reserve's health centre.
- However, I missed a recent test, because I forgot to appoint a time that I would take it.
- In my view this document carries greater weight than others cited in the inquiry, for example the Tithe maps because it discharged an express obligation to set out and appoint roads.
- The process by which people are appointed to inquiries appears wholly opaque, raising the suspicion that politicians appoint people who will give them the result they want.
- All we can say in relation to his appointment is that he applied for the job, we took up his references and he was appointed to the post after due process.
- Complaints against decisions pertaining to assemblies shall be filed directly to the Supreme Administrative Court within 3 days of the date of delivery of the decision concerned; unless hindered from doing so by formal obstacles, the Court shall appoint the date of the hearing no later than within 7 days of the date of filing the complaint.
- He was appointed to his post at St James's in 1992.
- People are appointed to different jobs within a division of labour.
2formal(date) designar formal(date) fijar(task) asignarthey appointed a date for the next meeting — designaron una fecha para la próxima reunión formal
- we met at the appointed hour — nos encontramos a la hora señalada
3British appointed past participlebeautifully appointed Victorian house — casa victoriana con hermoso terminado
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