Designate and Next


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Designate adjective – Appointed but not yet installed in office.
Next and designate are semantically related. In some cases you can use "Next" instead an adjective "Designate".
Nearby Words: design, designed, designation, designated, designating
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Next adjective – Being the one that comes immediately after another.
Designate and next are semantically related. Sometimes you can use "Designate" instead an adjective "Next".
Synonyms for Next

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  • Film / The Force Awakens The First Order notices and is able to track the scouts back to the Resistance base, enabling them to designate their weapon's next target.
  • Video Game / Super Robot Wars Required Party Member: Scenarios will designate character(s) and unit(s) who must be sortied out next for story purposes and they frequently must survive until either the mission is complete or a story event takes place.
  • Laser Sight While on the low setting, the laser can be used to either designate targets for other soldiers wearing NVG's, or to aim the weapon itself, since it's next to impossible to use the sights with a tube hanging off the front of your helmet.
    Source: Laser Sight
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