Definition of nominate in English:

nominate

verb

[WITH OBJECT]
  • 1Propose or formally enter as a candidate for election or for an honour or award:

    ‘the film was nominated for several Oscars’
    • ‘Bardem was nominated for an Academy Award in the best actor in a leading role category for that same performance.’
    • ‘Her film has apparently won two awards and was just nominated for a third in Sydney, Australia.’
    • ‘The York Beer Shop has been nominated for an award in the Evening Press Eat Local competition.’
    • ‘A four year old boy has been nominated for an award for his quick thinking which helped rescue his mum after she collapsed with an epileptic seizure.’
    • ‘Three candidates have been nominated for each vacant seat.’
    • ‘He said even after so many years of being in the film industry he had never been nominated for that award.’
    • ‘He was even nominated for the award of York's Millennium Person of the Past, later won by pacifist Joseph Rowntree.’
    • ‘He had been nominated for awards on previous occasions but this was his first time capturing a title.’
    • ‘Under the rules of the awards, category sponsors could not also be nominated for individual honours.’
    • ‘He was nominated for the award by a client who bought a car from him.’
    • ‘Mother Trisha Harwood has been nominated for a top award for helping her local school grow and branch out in the community.’
    • ‘Two neighbours are to be nominated for an award by firefighters after rescuing a woman from her burning house.’
    • ‘Teachers from two York schools have been nominated for prestigious teaching awards which will be announced at a ceremony next week.’
    • ‘People can be nominated for the award up until midnight on October 31.’
    • ‘A courageous young woman from the Selby area has been nominated for a prestigious award for her work as a young carer.’
    • ‘An eight-year-old boy with a heart defect and sight problems is starring in a new film which has been nominated for a BAFTA award.’
    • ‘Two other members, Keelin McDonald and Tommy Cox were also nominated for award.’
    • ‘A spokesman for Lancashire Police said it was likely the pair would be nominated for bravery awards.’
    • ‘Marysville has been nominated for a civic award for its efforts to assure citizens have clean water.’
    • ‘Since the release of his first album in 1989, he's been nominated for numerous awards.’
    propose, put forward, put up, submit, present, recommend, suggest, name
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    1. 1.1 Appoint to a job or position:
      ‘the company nominated her as a delegate to the convention’
      • ‘Conservatives have urged the president to not nominate him.’
      • ‘According to the constitution, the coalition will have seven days to nominate its Cabinet members.’
      • ‘Warren Miles was nominated vice president and John Byrnes was nominated president.’
      • ‘It is essential to Republicans that the President nominate someone who is very solidly conservative.’
      • ‘That's why the President announced his intent to nominate Commissioner Kerik.’
      • ‘The president nominates Nebraska Governor Mike Johanns as his new secretary of agriculture.’
      • ‘Lin was nominated to the position last month after former president Benny Hu was ousted by the bank's board.’
      • ‘He is the first member of the Assemblies of God to be a senator or governor, and only the second to be nominated for a cabinet position.’
      • ‘They are not elected but are appointed or nominated and, therefore, are not accountable.’
      • ‘He was nominated by the first President Bush, and has a solid record as a conservative jurist.’
      • ‘Near the end of his term, the first President Bush nominated Boyle to the Fourth Circuit.’
      • ‘Under the terms of the trust's loan agreement with the club, Bees United are now in a position to nominate a further director for appointment to the board of Brentford FC Limited.’
      • ‘He has been nominated by a conservative president who wishes to put conservative judges on the bench.’
      • ‘Cathryn stood out as someone with a real future in coaching, and we had no hesitation nominating her for the position.’
      • ‘Bernanke was chairman of that council until the president nominated him to succeed Greenspan, at which point he resigned.’
      • ‘I was delighted to see the president nominate someone who had the outstanding professional qualifications.’
      • ‘Ukraine's president nominated her a day after his inauguration.’
      • ‘The latter was to be nominated by the President instead of being elected by the State Assembly.’
      • ‘Even if the president nominates St. Francis of Assisi, the Democrats will find a way to paint him as ‘insensitive’ to ‘minority’ concerns.’
      • ‘Also, a filibuster is a strategy they cannot repeat every time the President nominates a conservative to the bench.’
      appoint, designate, make, assign, name, dub, delegate, select, choose, decide on, elect, commission, promote
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  • 2Specify (something) formally, typically the date or place for an event:

    ‘a day was nominated for the exchange of contracts’
    • ‘As at the date of their failure to nominate loading places and silos, Sellers were in default of fulfilment of the contract and it was at that date that they failed to carry out the contract.’
    • ‘We are still waiting for them to nominate a date for mediation.’
    • ‘Does the subpoena nominate a date or a week in which the trial is going to take place?’
    • ‘All the ‘Humanitarian’ has to do is nominate an account from which deductions can be regularly made.’
    • ‘He does not there identify whether the date of dismissal was the date nominated by the company.’
    • ‘Thereafter they can nominate their own day, date and time.’
    specified, designated, identified, cited, given, mentioned, selected, nominated, chosen, singled out
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adjective

Botany Zoology
  • Denoting a race or subspecies which is given the same epithet as the species to which it belongs, e.g. Homo sapiens sapiens:

    ‘the nominate race and two subspecies occur’
    • ‘Most birds are of the nominate race fabalis.’
    • ‘An important strategy for avoiding competition may have been a differentiation of foraging niches between sexes, as was shown for the nominate race by Hogstad.’
    • ‘More comprehensive inventories of tape recorded vocalizations of nominate birds are needed for a proper vocal analysis.’
    • ‘The second group consists of the nominate subspecies, spadiceus, which has a widespread distribution from Venezuela through Amazonia.’
    • ‘Three of the pairs did not respond to the voice of nominate birds.’

Origin

Late Middle English (as an adjective in the sense ‘named’): from Latin nominat- named, from the verb nominare, from nomen, nomin- a name. The verb senses are first found in English in the 16th century.

Pronunciation:

nominate

/ˈnɒmɪnət/