de·​nom·​i·​nate | \ di-ˈnä-mə-ˌnāt How to pronounce denominate (audio) , dē- \
denominated; denominating; denominates

Definition of denominate

transitive verb

1 : to give a name to : designate
2 : to express or designate in some denomination will denominate prices in U.S. dollars

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Examples of denominate in a Sentence

stargazing is nothing more than that, and denominating it as astrology does not make it a science
Recent Examples on the Web However, unlike conventional money mediums, it is not issued by a government and does not denominate any transactions in goods or assets. Daniel Tenreiro, National Review, 22 June 2021 However, because the debts are denominated in foreign currencies, the bonds expose the countries to foreign exchange risks. Anna Isaac, WSJ, 28 Jan. 2020 What good were stocks if they were denominated in depreciating dollars? Roger Lowenstein, Washington Post, 10 Dec. 2019 An analysis by Goldman Sachs of data for August showed a modest net outflow from bank accounts denominated in Hong Kong dollars, and an inflow into Singapore-dollar accounts. The Economist, 10 Oct. 2019 Worse, there’s a mismatch between its largely dollar- and euro-denominated borrowings and revenues from a big business in Latin America. Chris Hughes | Bloomberg, Washington Post, 28 Nov. 2019 Researchers denominated three essential categories of arrogance and found that narcissists are less prone to depression. Rafil Kroll-zaidi, Harper's magazine, 6 Jan. 2020 According to S&P Global, Chinese companies must pay back $90 billion in debt denominated in American dollars, meaning the lenders are global companies and investors outside China. Alexandra Stevenson, New York Times, 12 Dec. 2019 Last September, the Hong Kong Monetary Authority, the city’s de facto central bank, agreed to let its Beijing counterpart issue yuan-denominated bills in the offshore market. Washington Post, 18 Sep. 2019 See More

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First Known Use of denominate

circa 1552, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for denominate

Latin denominatus, past participle of denominare, from de- + nominare to name — more at nominate

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“Denominate.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 May. 2022.

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