1 fix, set, settle, determine, ordain, authorize, establish, destine, arrange, assign, allot, prescribe, decree:
The time appointed for the execution has been delayed.
2 name, designate, nominate, elect; assign, delegate, commission, deputize; select, choose:
I was delighted to have been appointed as chairman.
3 equip, fit out, furnish, decorate:
They live comfortably in a well-appointed home in the suburbs.