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
as

He has now been formally nominated as presidential candidate.

for

She was nominated for a special award.

to

He has been nominated to the committee.

PHRASES
the power to nominate sb, the right to nominate sb
Nominate is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑party, ↑president
Nominate is used with these nouns as the object: ↑candidate, ↑judge, ↑member, ↑minister, ↑representative

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  • 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.… …   Financial and business terms

  • 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

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