nominate


nominate
nom·i·nate 1 /'nä-mə-nət, -ˌnāt/ adj [Latin nominatus, past participle of nominare to call by name, from nomin- nomen name] in the civil law of Louisiana: having a special or certain name compare innominate
nom·i·nate 2 /'nä-mə-ˌnāt/ vt -nat·ed, -nat·ing
1: to appoint or propose for appointment to an office, position, or place
if the testator has nominated an executor of the will
the President...shall nominate and by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, shall appoint ambassadorsU.S. Constitution art. II
2: to propose as a candidate for election to office
nom·i·na·tion /ˌnä-mə-'nā-shən/ n

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

nominate
I verb appoint, assign, call, choose, commission, constitute, denominate, designare, designate, designate for appointment, designate for election, dicere, draft, engage, entitle, install, label, name, name for office, nominare, ordain, ordinate, place in authority, place in command, place in office, propose, propose as a candidate, put up, select, specify, style, suggest, tag, title, vote into office II index charge (empower), delegate, designate, induct, instate, invest (vest), propose, select

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006

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  • nominate — nom‧i‧nate [ˈnɒmneɪt ǁ ˈnɑː ] verb [transitive] 1. to officially suggest that someone should have a job, position, or prize: nominate somebody for something • No one has yet been nominated for the post. nominate somebody as something • John S.… …   Financial and business terms

  • Nominate — Nom i*nate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Nominated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Nominating}.] [L. nominatus, p. p. of nominare to nominate, fr. nomen name. See {Name}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To mention by name; to name. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] To nominate them all, it… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • nominate — (v.) 1540s, to call by name, back formation from NOMINATION (Cf. nomination) or else from L. nominatus, pp. of nominare to name, call by name, give a name to, also name for office, from nomen name (see NAME (Cf. name) (n.)). Later to appoint to… …   Etymology dictionary

  • nominate — *designate, name, elect, appoint Analogous words: propose, *intend, mean, purpose: present, tender, *offer, proffer …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • nominate — [v] designate, select appoint, assign, call, choose, cognominate, commission, decide, denominate, draft, elect, elevate, empower, intend, make, mean, name, offer, present, proffer, propose, purpose, put down for, put up, recommend, slate, slot,… …   New thesaurus

  • nominate — ► VERB 1) put forward as a candidate for election or for an honour or award. 2) appoint to a job or position. 3) specify formally. DERIVATIVES nomination noun nominator noun. ORIGIN Latin nominare to name …   English terms dictionary

  • nominate — [näm′ə nāt΄] vt. nominated, nominating [< L nominatus, pp. of nominare, to name < nomen, NAME] 1. Now Rare to name, call, or designate 2. to name or appoint to an office or position 3. a) to name as a candidate for election or appointment;… …   English World dictionary

  • nominate */ — UK [ˈnɒmɪneɪt] / US [ˈnɑmɪˌneɪt] verb [transitive] Word forms nominate : present tense I/you/we/they nominate he/she/it nominates present participle nominating past tense nominated past participle nominated 1) to officially suggest that someone… …   English dictionary

  • nominate — verb (T) 1 to officially suggest someone for an important position, duty, or prize: nominate sb for sth: He was nominated for the Nobel Prize. | nominate sb as BrE: I wish to nominate Jane Morrison as president of the club. | nominate sb to do… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • nominate — verb ADVERB ▪ formally, officially VERB + NOMINATE ▪ ask sb to, invite sb to ▪ Ten critics were asked to nominate their Book of the Year. PREPOSITION …   Collocations dictionary


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