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Definition of denominate verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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