WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020 nom•i•nate /ˈnɑməˌneɪt/USA pronunciation
v., -nat•ed, -nat•ing. WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
nom•i•na•tor, n. [countable]See -nom-2.
- [~ + object (+ for + object)] to propose (someone) for appointment or election to an office or duty:The party nominated her for vice-president.[~ + object (+ as) + object]She nominated him (as) her representative to the peace talks.
- to propose for an honor:[~ + object (+ for + object)]They nominated her for the award.
(v. nom′ə nāt′;adj. nom′ə nit),USA pronunciation v., -nat•ed, -nat•ing, adj. v.t.
- to propose (someone) for appointment or election to an office.
- to appoint to a duty or office.
- to propose for an honor, award, or the like.
- Sport[Horse Racing.]to register (a horse) as an entry in a race.
- to name;
- [Obs.]to specify.
- having a particular name.
- Latin nōminātus (past participle of nōmināre to name, call by name), equivalent. to nōmin- (stem of nōmen; see nomen) + -ātus -ate1
- 1.See corresponding entry in Unabridged pick, choose.
Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
nominate vb /ˈnɒmɪˌneɪt/(mainly tr)
- to propose as a candidate, esp for an elective office
- to appoint to an office or position
- to name (someone) to act on one's behalf, esp to conceal one's identity
- (intransitive) Austral to stand as a candidate in an election
- archaic to name, entitle, or designate
Etymology: 16th Century: from Latin nōmināre to call by name, from nōmen nameˈnomiˌnator n
- rare having a particular name
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