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By Bryan Alexander / Los Angeles
The pop star's will designated his mother, Katherine, as guardian of his three children. But in an ABC interview, his father expresses a wish to join in
Exactly how the administration should handle the automakers' difficulties is up to the president's Task Force on the Auto Industry. That group's designees include financial experts from the Treasury Department. It also includes designees whose focus is largely energy or the environment: Lisa Heinzerling, senior climate policy counsel for the Environmental Protection Agency administrator; Dan Utech, a senior adviser from the Department of Energy; and Heather Zichal, deputy director of the White House Office of Energy and Climate Change.
Earlier this week, premier-designate Liu Chao-shiuan announced that Lai Shin-yuan of the Taiwan Solidarity Union will serve as chairwoman of the Mainland ...
A person who has been designated.
1 to choose someone officially to do a particular job:
Traditionally, the president designates his or her successor.
Thompson has been designated (as/to be) team captain.
She has been designated to organize the meeting.
2 to state officially that a place or thing has a particular character or purpose:
This area of the park has been specially designated for children.
They officially designated the area (as) unsuitable for human habitation.
adjective [after noun]
used after the title of a particular official job to refer to someone chosen to do that job, but who has not yet started doing it:
the Secretary General/Managing Director designate
Compare -elect at elect.
1 [C] an official title or name:
What's her official designation now she's been promoted?
2 [U] when a place or thing is designated:
The area qualifies for designation as a site of special scientific interest.