Nominate

  • 1nominate — nom‧i‧nate [ˈnɒmneɪt ǁ ˈnɑː ] verb [transitive] 1. to officially suggest that someone should have a job, position, or prize: nominate somebody for something • No one has yet been nominated for the post. nominate somebody as something • John S.… …

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  • 2Nominate — Nom i*nate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Nominated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Nominating}.] [L. nominatus, p. p. of nominare to nominate, fr. nomen name. See {Name}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To mention by name; to name. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] To nominate them all, it… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3nominate — nom·i·nate 1 / nä mə nət, ˌnāt/ adj [Latin nominatus, past participle of nominare to call by name, from nomin nomen name] in the civil law of Louisiana: having a special or certain name compare innominate nom·i·nate 2 / nä mə ˌnāt/ vt nat·ed,… …

    Law dictionary

  • 4nominate — (v.) 1540s, to call by name, back formation from NOMINATION (Cf. nomination) or else from L. nominatus, pp. of nominare to name, call by name, give a name to, also name for office, from nomen name (see NAME (Cf. name) (n.)). Later to appoint to… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 5nominate — *designate, name, elect, appoint Analogous words: propose, *intend, mean, purpose: present, tender, *offer, proffer …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 6nominate — [v] designate, select appoint, assign, call, choose, cognominate, commission, decide, denominate, draft, elect, elevate, empower, intend, make, mean, name, offer, present, proffer, propose, purpose, put down for, put up, recommend, slate, slot,… …

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  • 7nominate — ► VERB 1) put forward as a candidate for election or for an honour or award. 2) appoint to a job or position. 3) specify formally. DERIVATIVES nomination noun nominator noun. ORIGIN Latin nominare to name …

    English terms dictionary

  • 8nominate — [näm′ə nāt΄] vt. nominated, nominating [< L nominatus, pp. of nominare, to name < nomen, NAME] 1. Now Rare to name, call, or designate 2. to name or appoint to an office or position 3. a) to name as a candidate for election or appointment;… …

    English World dictionary

  • 9nominate */ — UK [ˈnɒmɪneɪt] / US [ˈnɑmɪˌneɪt] verb [transitive] Word forms nominate : present tense I/you/we/they nominate he/she/it nominates present participle nominating past tense nominated past participle nominated 1) to officially suggest that someone… …

    English dictionary

  • 10nominate — verb (T) 1 to officially suggest someone for an important position, duty, or prize: nominate sb for sth: He was nominated for the Nobel Prize. | nominate sb as BrE: I wish to nominate Jane Morrison as president of the club. | nominate sb to do… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 11nominate — verb ADVERB ▪ formally, officially VERB + NOMINATE ▪ ask sb to, invite sb to ▪ Ten critics were asked to nominate their Book of the Year. PREPOSITION …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 12nominate — v. 1) (D; tr.) to nominate as (she was nominated as our candidate) 2) (D; tr.) to nominate for (to nominate smb. for the presidency) 3) (H) they nominated her to serve as chairperson * * * [ nɒmɪneɪt] (H) they nominated her to serve as… …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 13nominate — nom|i|nate [ˈnɔmıneıt US ˈna: ] v [T] [Date: 1500 1600; : Latin; Origin: , past participle of nominare, from nomen; NOMINAL] 1.) to officially suggest someone or something for an important position, duty, or prize nominate sb/sth for sth ▪… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 14nominate — nom|i|nate [ namı,neıt ] verb transitive * 1. ) to officially suggest that someone should be given a job, or that someone or something should receive a prize: Each team has to nominate a leader. nominate someone/something for something: Anyone… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 15nominate — [[t]nɒ̱mɪneɪt[/t]] nominates, nominating, nominated 1) VERB If someone is nominated for a job or position, their name is formally suggested as a candidate for it. [be V ed] Under party rules each candidate has to be nominated by 55 Labour MPs...… …

    English dictionary

  • 16nominate — / nɒmɪneɪt/ verb to suggest someone for a job ♦ to nominate someone to a post to appoint someone to a post without an election ♦ to nominate someone as proxy to name someone as your proxy …

    Dictionary of banking and finance

  • 17nominate — transitive verb ( nated; nating) Etymology: Latin nominatus, past participle of nominare, from nomin , nomen name more at name Date: 1545 1. designate, name 2. a. to appoint or propose for appointment to an office or place b. to propose as a… …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 18nominate — 01. A human rights activist has been [nominated] for the Nobel peace prize. 02. The Green Party is planning to [nominate] a candidate in every one of the country s ridings. 03. The Prime Minister has [nominated] one of his former Ministers for a… …

    Grammatical examples in English

  • 19nominate — [16] Nominate is one of a small band of English words descended from nōmen, the Latin representative of the Indo European ‘name’ word family that also includes English name. It was based on the derived verb nōmināre ‘name’, which has also given… …

    The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • 20nominate — verb 1) you may nominate a candidate Syn: propose, recommend, suggest, name, put forward, present, submit 2) he nominated his assistant Syn: appoint, select, choose, elect, commissio …

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