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[dih-nom-uh-neyt] /dɪˈnɒm əˌneɪt/
verb (used with object), denominated, denominating.
to give a name to; denote; designate.
Origin of denominate
1545-55; < Latin dēnōminātus (past participle of dēnōmināre), equivalent to dē- de- + nōminātus; see nominate
Related forms
undenominated, adjective Unabridged
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  • The policy providers, however, denominate or treat the claimed amounts as cash surrender value.
  • If the results do not match, use another method to denominate the currency.
  • Storm had failed to denominate the procedural rule under which its motion was filed.
British Dictionary definitions for denominate


verb (dɪˈnɒmɪˌneɪt)
(transitive) to give a specific name to; designate
adjective (dɪˈnɒmɪnɪt; -ˌneɪt)
(maths) (of a number) representing a multiple of a unit of measurement: 4 is the denominate number in 4 miles
Derived Forms
denominable, adjective
Word Origin
C16: from de- + Latin nōmināre to call by name; see nominate
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Word Origin and History for denominate

1550s, from Latin denominatus, past participle of denominare "to name" (see denomination). Related: Denominated; denominating.

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