re·​nom·​i·​nate (ˌ)rē-ˈnä-mə-ˌnāt How to pronounce renominate (audio)
renominated; renominating; renominates

transitive verb

: to nominate again especially for a succeeding term

Examples of renominate in a Sentence

The President is likely to be renominated for a second term. The President has renominated a judge that Congress previously rejected.
Recent Examples on the Web In 2021, Biden renominated Powell despite some opposition from progressive Democrats. Paolo Confino, Fortune, 16 Mar. 2024 An average of 75 percent of Democrats wanted to renominate Barack Obama during his first presidential term. Cleve R. Wootson Jr., Sabrina Rodriguez, Colby Itkowitz, Meryl Kornfield, Dylan Wells, The Washington Post, Anchorage Daily News, 24 Apr. 2023 Senate Commerce Committee President Joe Biden yesterday renominated Gigi Sohn to the long-empty fifth spot on the Federal Communications Commission in hopes that the Senate will finally give Democrats a 3-2 FCC majority. Jon Brodkin, Ars Technica, 4 Jan. 2023 Most would back Trump enthusiastically, were he to be renominated. Kabir Khanna, CBS News, 6 Nov. 2023 Mitt Romney probably could not be renominated next year. Jay Nordlinger, National Review, 16 Oct. 2023 The full Senate didn’t take up her nomination, and Biden had to renominate her in 2022. Eden Villalovas, Washington Examiner, 31 Oct. 2023 Most Republican voters would enthusiastically support Trump if he were renominated in 2024, which is perhaps unsurprising, given the overwhelming support for his candidacy. Kabir Khanna, CBS News, 6 Nov. 2023 The president renominated him in January — choosing the man who led Biden’s transition team for the Transportation Department, the FAA’s parent agency, after the 2020 election. David Koenig,, 1 Mar. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1800, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of renominate was in 1800

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“Renominate.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Apr. 2024.

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re·​nom·​i·​nate (ˈ)rē-ˈnäm-ə-ˌnāt How to pronounce renominate (audio)
: to nominate again especially for a term right after one just served
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