- nominate nom‧i‧nate [ˈnɒmneɪt 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.
* * *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.