Translation of destinar in English:

destinar

to post, v.

transitive verb

  • 1

    (funcionario/militar) to post
    (funcionario/militar) to send
    (militar/funcionario) to assign
    está esperando que lo destinen he's waiting to be given his posting / assignment
    • lo han destinado a Cartagena he's been posted / sent to Cartagena
  • 2

    (asignar un fin)
    destina una parte de su sueldo a ayudar a su familia part of her salary goes to helping her family
    • destinó parte de sus ahorros a la decoración de la casa some of his savings went on decorating the house
    • destinaron parte del dinero a mejorar las instalaciones they allocated part of the money to / earmarked part of the money for improving the facilities
    • destinar algo para algo to set sth aside for sth
    • esta habitación la tenía destinada para ... I had planned to use this room for ...
    • no había destinado dinero para esta eventualidad she hadn't set aside / earmarked any money for this eventuality
    • destinaron los fondos a la compra de víveres para los damnificados they allocated the funds to / earmarked the funds for buying provisions for the victims