Definition of nominate in US English:

nominate

verb

[with object]
Pronunciation /ˈnäməˌnāt//ˈnɑməˌneɪt/
  • 1Propose or formally enter as a candidate for election or for an honor or award.

    ‘the film was nominated for several Oscars’
    • ‘Under the rules of the awards, category sponsors could not also be nominated for individual honours.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Three candidates have been nominated for each vacant seat.’
    • ‘Marysville has been nominated for a civic award for its efforts to assure citizens have clean water.’
    • ‘He was nominated for the award by a client who bought a car from him.’
    • ‘He had been nominated for awards on previous occasions but this was his first time capturing a title.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘A courageous young woman from the Selby area has been nominated for a prestigious award for her work as a young carer.’
    • ‘Mother Trisha Harwood has been nominated for a top award for helping her local school grow and branch out in the community.’
    • ‘Since the release of his first album in 1989, he's been nominated for numerous awards.’
    • ‘A spokesman for Lancashire Police said it was likely the pair would be nominated for bravery awards.’
    • ‘Her film has apparently won two awards and was just nominated for a third in Sydney, Australia.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Teachers from two York schools have been nominated for prestigious teaching awards which will be announced at a ceremony next week.’
    • ‘The York Beer Shop has been nominated for an award in the Evening Press Eat Local competition.’
    • ‘Two neighbours are to be nominated for an award by firefighters after rescuing a woman from her burning house.’
    • ‘Two other members, Keelin McDonald and Tommy Cox were also nominated for award.’
    • ‘Bardem was nominated for an Academy Award in the best actor in a leading role category for that same performance.’
    • ‘People can be nominated for the award up until midnight on October 31.’
    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’
      • ‘Lin was nominated to the position last month after former president Benny Hu was ousted by the bank's board.’
      • ‘Near the end of his term, the first President Bush nominated Boyle to the Fourth Circuit.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘Also, a filibuster is a strategy they cannot repeat every time the President nominates a conservative to the bench.’
      • ‘Warren Miles was nominated vice president and John Byrnes was nominated president.’
      • ‘Ukraine's president nominated her a day after his inauguration.’
      • ‘Cathryn stood out as someone with a real future in coaching, and we had no hesitation nominating her for the position.’
      • ‘They are not elected but are appointed or nominated and, therefore, are not accountable.’
      • ‘I was delighted to see the president nominate someone who had the outstanding professional qualifications.’
      • ‘He was nominated by the first President Bush, and has a solid record as a conservative jurist.’
      • ‘The president nominates Nebraska Governor Mike Johanns as his new secretary of agriculture.’
      • ‘That's why the President announced his intent to nominate Commissioner Kerik.’
      • ‘Even if the president nominates St. Francis of Assisi, the Democrats will find a way to paint him as ‘insensitive’ to ‘minority’ concerns.’
      • ‘He has been nominated by a conservative president who wishes to put conservative judges on the bench.’
      • ‘Bernanke was chairman of that council until the president nominated him to succeed Greenspan, at which point he resigned.’
      • ‘The latter was to be nominated by the President instead of being elected by the State Assembly.’
      • ‘According to the constitution, the coalition will have seven days to nominate its Cabinet members.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘It is essential to Republicans that the President nominate someone who is very solidly conservative.’
      • ‘Conservatives have urged the president to not nominate him.’
      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’
    • ‘We are still waiting for them to nominate a date for mediation.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘All the ‘Humanitarian’ has to do is nominate an account from which deductions can be regularly made.’
    • ‘Does the subpoena nominate a date or a week in which the trial is going to take place?’
    specified, designated, identified, cited, given, mentioned, selected, nominated, chosen, singled out
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adjective

Pronunciation /ˈnämənət//ˈnɑmənət/
Zoology Botany
  • Denoting a race or subspecies that is given the same epithet as the species to which it belongs, for example, Homo sapiens sapiens.

    • ‘Three of the pairs did not respond to the voice of nominate birds.’
    • ‘The second group consists of the nominate subspecies, spadiceus, which has a widespread distribution from Venezuela through Amazonia.’
    • ‘More comprehensive inventories of tape recorded vocalizations of nominate birds are needed for a proper vocal analysis.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Most birds are of the nominate race fabalis.’

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

Verb/ˈnɑməˌneɪt/

nominate

Adjective/ˈnɑmənət/