nominate 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. Tamagni was nominated as vice chairman.

nominate somebody to do something

• I nominate Jane to represent us at the meeting.

2. to officially choose someone to do a particular job:
nominate somebody as something

• They are seeking to have themselves nominated as directors.

nominate somebody to something

• Each country can nominate two members to the committee.

nominate somebody to do something

• He may nominate someone else to stand in for him at meetings.

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nominate UK US /ˈnɒmɪneɪt/ verb [T often passive]
to officially suggest that someone should be considered to do a particular job, take part in an election, receive an honour, etc.: be nominated for sth »

The former vice president has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize.

to officially choose someone to do a particular job or task: be nominated as sth »

He's been nominated as fire chief.

be nominated for sth »

The current secretary has been nominated for the post of director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

be nominated to do sth »

The following six directors have been nominated to serve until the next Annual Meeting.

Financial and business terms. 2012.


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  • Nominate — 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

  • nominate — 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

  • nominate — (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

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

  • nominate — [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,… …   New thesaurus

  • nominate — ► 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

  • nominate — [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

  • nominate */ — 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

  • nominate — 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

  • nominate — 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

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