Definitions for: Nominate


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



Webster (1913) Definition: 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.

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

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