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

     

    denominate

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//ˈnɒmɪneɪt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈnɑːmɪneɪt//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they denominate
    BrE BrE//ˈnɒmɪneɪt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈnɑːmɪneɪt//
     
    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//
     
     
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  1. 1denominate something (in something) to express an amount of money using a particular unit The loan was denominated in US dollars.
  2. 2denominate somebody (as) something (formal) to give something a particular name or description These payments are denominated as ‘fees’ rather than ‘salary’.
  3. Word Origin late Middle English (in sense (2)): from Latin denominat- ‘named’, from the verb denominare, from de- ‘away, formally’ + nominare ‘to name’ (from nomen, nomin- ‘name’). Sense (1) dates from the mid 20th cent.
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