appointment


appointment
noun
1 agreement to meet sb
ADJECTIVE
important, urgent
first, initial
follow-up
scheduled
missed

Patients may be charged for missed appointments.

business
dental, dentist
doctor's, medical
hospital, outpatient (both esp. BrE)

The hospital needs to allow more time for outpatient appointments.

hair, nail
therapy (esp. AmE)
VERB + APPOINTMENT
have
arrange, book, fix (esp. BrE), make, schedule (esp. AmE), set up

I'd like to make an appointment to see the doctor, please.

reschedule
get

I didn't know if I would get an appointment at such short notice.

give sb

Tom has been given an appointment at the local hospital.

attend, keep

He failed to keep his appointment.

forget, miss

She has already missed three appointments.

cancel
APPOINTMENT + NOUN
book, calendar (AmE)

The receptionist checked the appointment book.

time

I assume he'll come at his usual 10 a.m. appointment time.

PREPOSITION
by appointment

Viewing is only allowed by appointment.

with an appointment, without an appointment

He called without an appointment.

appointment with

an appointment with a doctor

2 (esp. BrE) job/position
ADJECTIVE
permanent, temporary
lifetime (AmE)
tenured (AmE)
full-time, part-time
senior
public (BrE)
court, judicial (both BrE, AmE)
cabinet (BrE, AmE), federal (AmE), government (BrE), ministerial (BrE), political (BrE, AmE)
executive
academic (BrE, AmE), faculty (AmE), university
VERB + APPOINTMENT
hold

Employees may not hold any other appointments.

give sb, offer sb

He was offered an appointment in the English Department.

accept
get, obtain, receive
take up

He takes up his appointment in January.

resign, resign from

Ms Green resigned her appointment as our regional representative.

terminate

The college terminated the appointments of six professors.

secure

The President secured the appointment of a close friend.

3 choosing sb for job
ADJECTIVE
key

The company has made five key appointments at its Chicago office.

formal (esp. BrE), official
presidential (AmE)
staff (esp. BrE)
recent

the recent appointment of Lars Nittves as director

new

They announced a series of new appointments of key security officials.

VERB + APPOINTMENT
make
announce
confirm

The board has confirmed the appointment of Howard Kendall as Sales Manager.

approve
block

Conservatives launched a furious campaign to block his appointment.

APPOINTMENT + NOUN
process
PREPOSITION
appointment to

the first appointments to the new government


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