verb (used with object), nom·i·nat·ed, nom·i·nat·ing.
Origin of nominate
Examples from the Web for nominate
And they would, it seems, nominate any movie—no matter how inane—to get those big-name butts in the seats.The Golden Globes Sobers Up (Sort Of): Years of Ridicule and Bribery Rumors Scares HFPA Straight|Marlow Stern|December 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Drama schools were visited; members of the public were allowed to nominate themselves.
The Stalwarts had bolted the Red Gym and were holding a shadow convention to nominate their own candidates at the opera house.The GOP’s Last Identity Crisis Remade U.S. Politics|Michael Wolraich|July 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
A federal agency simply has to “nominate” you if it has “reasonable suspicion”—which is slightly more than a hunch.Oregon Judge Grounds the Federal No-Fly List—and It’s High Time|Dean Obeidallah|June 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
When President Barack Obama had to nominate justices to the Supreme Court, many liberals said they wanted a “liberal Scalia.”The Outside Game of Justice Scalia, a Loner With Clout|David Fontana|June 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Intergrades between these two subspecies have been discussed in the account of the nominate subspecies.Middle American Frogs of the Hyla microcephala Group|William E. Duellman
Mr Redmond demanded the right to nominate a committee of twenty-five "true-blue" supporters of his own policy.Ireland Since Parnell|Daniel Desmond Sheehan
"Yes, true; we are about to nominate a municipal councillor," said Phellion, interrupting him.The Lesser Bourgeoisie|Honore de Balzac
It was at last agreed that each party should nominate delegates to treat with the senate on this matter.History of the Great Reformation, Volume IV|J. H. Merle D'Aubign
Bonaparte undertook to alter their constitution and nominate their Doge.The Life of Napoleon I (Volumes, 1 and 2)|John Holland Rose
British Dictionary definitions for nominate
verb (ˈnɒmɪˌneɪt) (mainly tr)
Word Origin for nominate
Word Origin and History for nominate
1540s, "to call by name," back-formation from nomination or else from Latin nominatus, past participle of nominare "to name, call by name, give a name to," also "name for office,"" from nomen "name" (see name (n.)). Later "to appoint to some office or duty" (1560s); "to formally enter (someone) as a candidate for election" (c.1600). It also occasionally was used from c.1600 with a sense "give a name to." Related: Nominated; nominating.