- to give a name to; denote; designate.
Origin of denominate
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Examples from the Web for denominate
She had just been over "weights and measures" and "denominate numbers" of all kinds.Rural Life and the Rural School
They esteem the English, and denominate them their brothers.An Account of Timbuctoo and Housa Territories in the Interior of Africa
Abd Salam Shabeeny
That which tends to conserve our existence we denominate good.
We denominate these 'feasts', and from their own term it would seem they so mean.La Ronge Journal, 1823
For what all denominate the Sun, is that which gives out light and heat.The Spirit of God As Fire
- (tr) to give a specific name to; designate
- maths (of a number) representing a multiple of a unit of measurement4 is the denominate number in 4 miles
C16: from de- + Latin nōmināre to call by name; see nominate
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Word Origin and History for denominate
1550s, from Latin denominatus, past participle of denominare "to name" (see denomination). Related: Denominated; denominating.
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