Focus on the pronunciation of nominate
English definition of “nominate”
/ˈnɑm·əˌneɪt/ v [T]
› 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
/ˌnɑm·əˈneɪ·ʃən/ n [C/U] › [U] Three candidates are seeking the Democratic nomination for the presidency.