[ verb nom-uh-neyt; adjective nom-uh-nit ]
/ verb ˈnɒm əˌneɪt; adjective ˈnɒm ə nɪt /
verb (used with object), nom·i·nat·ed, nom·i·nat·ing.
to propose (someone) for appointment or election to an office.
to appoint to a duty or office.
to propose for an honor, award, or the like.
Horse Racing. to register (a horse) as an entry in a race.
to name; designate.
Obsolete. to specify.
having a particular name.
Origin of nominate
Related formsnom·i·na·tor, nounre·nom·i·nate, verb (used with object), re·nom·i·nat·ed, re·nom·i·nat·ing.un·nom·i·nat·ed, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for nominator
verb (ˈnɒmɪˌneɪt) (mainly tr)
to propose as a candidate, esp for an elective office
to appoint to an office or position
to name (someone) to act on one's behalf, esp to conceal one's identity
(intr) Australian to stand as a candidate in an election
archaic to name, entitle, or designate
rare having a particular name
Derived Formsnominator, noun
Word Origin for nominate
C16: from Latin nōmināre to call by name, from nōmen name
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