- 1 denominate something (in something) to express an amount of money using a particular unit The loan was denominated in pounds sterling.
- 2 denominate somebody (as) something (formal) to give something a particular name or description These payments are denominated as “fees” rather than “salary.”
NAmE//dɪˈnɑməˌneɪt//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they denominate
he / she / it denominates
past simple denominated
-ing form denominating