- 1denominate something (in something) to express an amount of money using a particular unit The loan was denominated in US dollars.
- 2denominate somebody (as) something (formal) to give something a particular name or description These payments are denominated as ‘fees’ rather than ‘salary’. Word Origin late Middle English (in sense (2)): from Latin denominat-
BrE BrE//dɪˈnɒmɪneɪt//; NAmE NAmE//dɪˈnɑːmɪneɪt//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they denominate
BrE BrE//dɪˈnɒmɪneɪt//; NAmE NAmE//dɪˈnɑːmɪneɪt//he / she / it denominates
BrE BrE//dɪˈnɒmɪneɪts//; NAmE NAmE//dɪˈnɑːmɪneɪts//past simple denominated
BrE BrE//dɪˈnɒmɪneɪtɪd//; NAmE NAmE//dɪˈnɑːmɪneɪtɪd//past participle denominated
BrE BrE//dɪˈnɒmɪneɪtɪd//; NAmE NAmE//dɪˈnɑːmɪneɪtɪd//-ing form denominating
BrE BrE//dɪˈnɒmɪneɪtɪŋ//; NAmE NAmE//dɪˈnɑːmɪneɪtɪŋ//