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verb [transitive] nominate pronunciation in British English /ˈnɒmɪneɪt/
Word Forms
present tense
present participlenominating
past tensenominated
past participlenominated
  1. 1
    to officially suggest that someone should be given a job, or that someone or something should receive a prize

    Each team has to nominate a leader.

    nominate someone/something for something:

    Anyone can nominate a team for an award.

    nominate someone as something:

    He had already been nominated as a candidate.

    nominate someone to something:

    She has been nominated to the committee.

    nominate someone to do something:

    He has been nominated to represent his country at the negotiations.

  2. 2
    to choose a date or time for an event

    5th June has been nominated as election day.



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