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denominate

[ dih-nom-uh-neyt ]
/ dɪˈnɒm əˌneɪt /
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verb (used with object), de·nom·i·nat·ed, de·nom·i·nat·ing.

to give a name to; denote; designate.

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Origin of denominate

1545–55; <Latin dēnōminātus (past participle of dēnōmināre), equivalent to dē-de- + nōminātus;see nominate

OTHER WORDS FROM denominate

un·de·nom·i·nat·ed, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for denominate

denominate

verb (dɪˈnɒmɪˌneɪt)

(tr) to give a specific name to; designate

adjective (dɪˈnɒmɪnɪt, -ˌneɪt)

maths (of a number) representing a multiple of a unit of measurement4 is the denominate number in 4 miles

Derived forms of denominate

denominable, adjective

Word Origin for denominate

C16: from de- + Latin nōmināre to call by name; see nominate
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