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nominate

verb [T]  /ˈnɑm·əˌneɪt/ us  
to officially suggest someone for a position, an honor, or election: She was nominated by the president to serve on the Supreme Court. If someone or something is nominated for a prize, it is one of the official competitors for it.
nomination
noun [C/U]  /ˌnɑm·əˈneɪ·ʃən/ us  
[U] Three candidates are seeking the Democratic nomination for the presidency.
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