denominate

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verb de·nom·i·nate \di-ˈnä-mə-ˌnāt, dē-\

Definition of denominate

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to give a name to :  designate

  3. 2 :  to express or designate in some denomination will denominate prices in U.S. dollars

Examples of denominate in a sentence

  1. stargazing is nothing more than that, and denominating it as astrology does not make it a science

Origin and Etymology of denominate

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


First Known Use: circa 1552



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