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nominate

verb [T] uk   /ˈnɒm.ɪ.neɪt/ us    /ˈnɑː.mə-/

nominate verb [T] (SUGGEST)

C1 to officially suggest someone for an election, job, position, or honour: He's been nominated by the Green Party as their candidate in the next election. Would you like to nominate anyone for/as director? C1 to say officially that a film, song, programme, etc. will be included in a competition for a prize: The film was nominated for an Academy Award.

nominate verb [T] (CHOOSE)

to officially choose someone for a job or to do something: She was nominated as the delegation's official interpreter. [+ to infinitive] President Yeltsin nominated acting prime minister Sergei Kiriyenko to head the government.
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