- 1to formally suggest that somebody should be chosen for an important role, prize, position, etc. synonym propose nominate somebody (for something) She has been nominated for the presidency. nominate somebody (as) something | nominate somebody + noun He was nominated (as) best actor. nominate somebody to do something I nominated Paul to take on the role of treasurer.
- 2to choose somebody to do a particular job synonym appoint nominate somebody (to/as something) I have been nominated to the committee. nominate somebody to do something She was nominated to speak on our behalf.
- 3nominate something (as something) to choose a time, date or title for something synonym select 1 December has been nominated as the day of the election. Word Origin late Middle English (as an adjective in the sense ‘named’): from Latin nominat-
BrE BrE//ˈnɒmɪneɪt//; NAmE NAmE//ˈnɑːmɪneɪt//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they nominate
BrE BrE//ˈnɒmɪneɪt//; NAmE NAmE//ˈnɑːmɪneɪt//he / she / it nominates
BrE BrE//ˈnɒmɪneɪts//; NAmE NAmE//ˈnɑːmɪneɪts//past simple nominated
BrE BrE//ˈnɒmɪneɪtɪd//; NAmE NAmE//ˈnɑːmɪneɪtɪd//past participle nominated
BrE BrE//ˈnɒmɪneɪtɪd//; NAmE NAmE//ˈnɑːmɪneɪtɪd//-ing form nominating
BrE BrE//ˈnɒmɪneɪtɪŋ//; NAmE NAmE//ˈnɑːmɪneɪtɪŋ//