Denominate De*nom"i*nate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Denominated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Denominating}.] [L. denominatus, p. p. of denominare to name; de- + nominare to call by name. See {Nominate}.] To give a name to; to characterize by an epithet; to entitle; to name; to designate. [1913 Webster]

Passions commonly denominating selfish. --Hume. [1913 Webster]

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  • denominate — de‧nom‧i‧nate [dɪˈnɒmneɪt ǁ ˈnɑːm ] verb [transitive] FINANCE to officially measure or set the value of something such as a bond or a currency according to the value of a particular currency: • International lenders will often force an… …   Financial and business terms

  • Denominate — De*nom i*nate, a. [L. denominatus, p. p.] Having a specific name or denomination; specified in the concrete as opposed to abstract; thus, 7 feet is a denominate quantity, while 7 is mere abstract quantity or number. See {Compound number}, under… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • denominate — I verb call, call by name, christen, classify, coin, denominare, denote, designate, distinguish by name, dub, entitle, give a name to, give title to, label, name, phrase, signify, specify, style, term, title II index denominate III index call ( …   Law dictionary

  • denominate — [dē näm′ə nāt΄, dinäm′ə nāt΄; ] for adj., usually [, dē näm′ənit, di näm′ənit] vt. denominated, denominating [< L denominatus, pp. of denominare, to name < de , intens. + nominare: see NOMINATE] to give a specified name to; call adj. being… …   English World dictionary

  • denominate — 1550s, from L. denominatus, pp. of denominare to name (see DENOMINATION (Cf. denomination)). Related: Denominated; denominating …   Etymology dictionary

  • denominate — ► VERB 1) formal call; name. 2) (be denominated) (of sums of money) be expressed in a specified monetary unit. ORIGIN Latin denominare, from nominare to name …   English terms dictionary

  • denominate — UK [dɪˈnɒmɪneɪt] / US [dɪˈnɑmɪˌneɪt] verb [transitive] Word forms denominate : present tense I/you/we/they denominate he/she/it denominates present participle denominating past tense denominated past participle denominated economics to say what… …   English dictionary

  • denominate — transitive verb Etymology: Latin denominatus, past participle of denominare, from de + nominare to name more at nominate Date: circa 1552 1. to give a name to ; designate 2. to express or designate in some denomination < will denominate …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • denominate — /di nom euh nayt /, v.t., denominated, denominating. to give a name to; denote; designate. [1545 55; < L denominatus (ptp. of denominare), equiv. to de DE + nominatus; see NOMINATE] * * * …   Universalium

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