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Definition of nominate verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    nominate

     verb
    verb
    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//
     
     
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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Word Origin late Middle English (as an adjective in the sense ‘named’): from Latin nominat- ‘named’, from the verb nominare, from nomen, nomin- ‘a name’. The verb senses are first found in English in the 16th cent.Extra examples He has now been formally nominated as presidential candidate. She was nominated for a special award. Ten critics were asked to nominate their Book of the Year. Each office will nominate a representative to sit on the committee. He was nominated as best actor. She has been formally nominated for the presidency.
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