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Date: 1500-1600
Language: Latin
Origin: , past participle of nominare, from nomen; NOMINAL

nominate

verb
     
nom‧i‧nate [transitive]
1 to officially suggest someone or something for an important position, duty, or prize
nominate somebody/something for something
Ferraro was the first woman to be nominated for the job of vice president.
nominate somebody/something as something
She has been nominated as Best Actress for her part in the film 'Forever Together'.
nominate somebody to do something
I nominate John to represent us at the meeting.
2 to give someone a particular job
nominate somebody as something
Next year Mr Jenks will retire and Mr Broadbent will be nominated as his replacement.
nominate somebody to something
She was nominated to the legislative council.
WORD FOCUS: choose WORD FOCUS: choose
similar words: select, pick, appoint, nominate, go for, plump for, opt for
choose

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choose

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