nominate


nom·i·nate

verb \ˈnä-mə-ˌnāt\

: to formally choose (someone) as a candidate for a job, position, office, etc.

: to choose (someone) for a job, position, office, etc.

: to choose (someone or something) as a candidate for receiving an honor or award

nom·i·nat·ednom·i·nat·ing

Full Definition of NOMINATE

transitive verb
1
2
a :  to appoint or propose for appointment to an office or place
b :  to propose as a candidate for election to office
c :  to propose for an honor <nominate her for player of the year>
3
:  to enter (a horse) in a race
nom·i·nat·able \-ˌnā-tə-bəl\ adjective
nom·i·na·tor \-ˌnā-tər\ noun
nom·i·nee \ˌnä-mə-ˈnē\ noun

Examples of NOMINATE

  1. We expect the party to nominate him for president.
  2. The President nominated her for Attorney General.
  3. Someone has to tell her the truth—I nominate you.
  4. We nominated her for player of the year.

Origin of NOMINATE

Latin nominatus, past participle of nominare, from nomin-, nomen name — more at name
First Known Use: 1545

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