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Meaning of NOMINATE

Pronunciation:  [adj]'nâmunit, [v]'nâmu`neyt, 'nâmi`neyt

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  propose as a candidate for some honor
  2. [v]  put forward; nominate for appointment to an office; "The President nominated her as head of the Civil Rights Commission"
  3. [v]  charge with a task or function; "appoint someone president"; "nominate a committee"
  4. [v]  charge with a function; charge to be; "She was named Head of the Committee"; "She was made president of the club"

NOMINATE is a 8 letter word that starts with N.


 Synonyms: appoint, constitute, make, name, propose, put forward, put up
 See Also: charge, choose, co-opt, establish, found, institute, nominate, nominate, pack, pick out, plant, propose, put forward, put up, rename, select, take



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Nom"i*nate\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Nominated}; p. pr. &
vb. n. {Nominating}.] [L. nominatus, p. p. of nominare to
nominate, fr. nomen name. See {Name}.]
1. To mention by name; to name. [Obs.]

         To nominate them all, it is impossible. --Shak.

2. To call; to entitle; to denominate. [Obs.] --Spenser.

3. To set down in express terms; to state. [Obs.]

         Is it so noiminated in the bond?      --Shak.

4. To name, or designate by name, for an office or place; to
   appoint; esp., to name as a candidate for an election,
   choice, or appointment; to propose by name, or offer the
   name of, as a candidate for an office or place.

Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: appoint, assign, back, back up, baptize, call, choose, christen, define, denominate, designate, dub, elect, endorse, entitle, finger, forward, identify, intend, label, make, mean, name, name for office, nickname, offer, ordain, ordinate, present, proffer, propose, purpose, put forth, put forward, put up, recommend, run, run for office, select, specify, style, submit, suggest, support, tab, tag, tap, tender, term, title, vote