appoint-v; 2 Senses

Sense Number 1: select or designate to fill an office or position

They appointed her the chief operating officer of the company.
We've appointed three new teachers this year.
He's just been appointed as director of the publishing division.
A commission has just been appointed to investigate fraud claims

VerbNet: appoint-29.1
FrameNet: Change_of_leadership
PropBank: appoint.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1, 2

Sense Number 2: fix or set something by authority or by agreement

We will appoint a date for the examination.
Appoint a place and I'll meet you there.

VerbNet: NM
FrameNet: NM
PropBank: NM
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1