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nominate

verb [T often passive]
 
 
/ˈnɒmɪneɪt/
to officially suggest that someone should be considered to do a particular job, take part in an election, receive an honour, etc.: be nominated for sth The former vice president has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize.
to officially choose someone to do a particular job or task: be nominated as sth He's been nominated as fire chief.be nominated for sth The current secretary has been nominated for the post of director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.be nominated to do sth The following six directors have been nominated to serve until the next Annual Meeting.
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