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nominate

Definition of nominate

Etymology

    From Latin nōminātus, perfect passive participle of nōminō ("I name"), from nōmen ("a name").

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA: /ˈnɒm.ɪ.neɪt/, /ˈnɒm.ə.neɪt/
  • (US) IPA: /ˈnɑm.ɪ.neɪt/, /ˈnɑm.ə.neɪt/

Verb

to nominate (third-person singular simple present nominates, present participle nominating, simple past and past participle nominated)

  1. To name someone as a candidate for a particular role or position, including that of an office.
  2. (obsolete) To entitle, confer a name upon.

    * 1658: the City of Norwich [...] was enlarged, builded and nominated by the Saxons. - Sir Thomas Browne, Urne-Burial (Penguin 2005, p. 12)

References:

  1. Wiktionary. Published under the Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.



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