[ dih-nom-uh-neyt ]
See synonyms for: denominatedenominateddenominating on

verb (used with object),de·nom·i·nat·ed, de·nom·i·nat·ing.
  1. to give a name to; denote; designate.

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

Words Nearby denominate Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use denominate in a sentence

  • It is true that the specimen he rather proudly exhibits does not much differ from what we denominate nonsense verses.

  • Moreover, there must be something solemn, serious, and tender about any attitude which we denominate Religion.

  • Is fundator erat cuiusdam urbis a seipso denominate, que lingua Anglicana Warwic, id est curia Warmundi, nuncupatur.

    Beowulf | R. W. Chambers
  • It was not unlike what housewives at home denominate 'collar,' he thought, cutting in compact slices of interwoven fat and lean.

    Cedar Creek | Elizabeth Hely Walshe

British Dictionary definitions for denominate


  1. (tr) to give a specific name to; designate

adjective(dɪˈnɒmɪnɪt, -ˌneɪt)
  1. maths (of a number) representing a multiple of a unit of measurement: 4 is the denominate number in 4 miles

Origin of denominate

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

Derived forms of denominate

  • denominable, adjective

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