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nominate

[v. nom-uh-neyt; adj. nom-uh-nit] /v. ˈnɒm əˌneɪt; adj. ˈnɒm ə nɪt/
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
1475-1485
1475-85; < Latin nōminātus (past participle of nōmināre to name, call by name), equivalent to nōmin- (stem of nōmen; see nomen) + -ātus -ate1
Related forms
nominator, noun
renominate, verb (used with object), renominated, renominating.
unnominated, adjective
Synonyms
1. pick, choose.
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Examples from the web for nominated
  • Unlike today, each party nominated two candidates for the presidency.
  • The popular politician had been nominated on the ninth ballot as his party's candidate.
  • He likewise has been nominated for a professorship, and having heard of my being honoured, congratulated me upon it.
  • Cabinet, headed by the prime minister, nominated by the president.
  • A single author is nominated to simplify bibliographic references.
  • After a year or more likely two of that process then individual lease blocks have to be nominated for a specific sale.
  • Ultimately, they are controlled by the board of regents, and regents are politically nominated.
  • Candidate lists are kept confidential, and nominees are not notified that they have been nominated.
  • It is, therefore, a special honor to be nominated to fill his seat.
  • A cabinet is nominated by the premier and appointed officially by the governor.
British Dictionary definitions for nominated

nominate

verb (mainly transitive) (ˈnɒmɪˌneɪt)
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.
(intransitive) (Austral) to stand as a candidate in an election
5.
(archaic) to name, entitle, or designate
adjective (ˈnɒmɪnɪt)
6.
(rare) having a particular name
Derived Forms
nominator, noun
Word Origin
C16: from Latin nōmināre to call by name, from nōmen name
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Word Origin and History for nominated

nominate

v.

1540s, "to call by name," back-formation from nomination or else from Latin nominatus, past participle of nominare "to name, call by name, give a name to," also "name for office,"" from nomen "name" (see name (n.)). Later "to appoint to some office or duty" (1560s); "to formally enter (someone) as a candidate for election" (c.1600). It also occasionally was used from c.1600 with a sense "give a name to." Related: Nominated; nominating.

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