nominate

[v. nom-uh-neyt; adj. nom-uh-nit]
verb (used with object), nominated, nominating.
1.
to propose (someone) for appointment or election to an office.
2.
to appoint to a duty or office.
3.
to propose for an honor, award, or the like.
4.
Horse Racing. to register (a horse) as an entry in a race.
5.
to name; designate.
6.
Obsolete. to specify.
adjective
7.
having a particular name.

Origin:
1475–85; < Latin nōminātus (past participle of nōmināre to name, call by name), equivalent to nōmin- (stem of nōmen; see nomen) + -ātus -ate1

nominator, noun
renominate, verb (used with object), renominated, renominating.
unnominated, adjective


1. pick, choose.
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nominate
 
vb
1.  to propose as a candidate, esp for an elective office
2.  to appoint to an office or position
3.  to name (someone) to act on one's behalf, esp to conceal one's identity
4.  (Austral) (intr) to stand as a candidate in an election
5.  archaic to name, entitle, or designate
 
adj
6.  rare having a particular name
 
[C16: from Latin nōmināre to call by name, from nōmen name]
 
'nominator
 
n

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Example sentences
Nominate your favorite for coverage in the magazine.
He plans to nominate someone with a background in macroeconomics, another in
  markets, and a third in regulation.
Nominate your own choice and tell us why it's special.
Use the form below to nominate your own novelty phones.
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