nominate Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary Cambridge dictionaries logo
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of “nominate” in the English Dictionary

"nominate" in British English

See all translations

nominateverb [T]

uk   /ˈnɒm.ɪ.neɪt/ us   /ˈnɑː.mə.neɪt/
(Definition of nominate from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"nominate" in American English

See all translations

nominateverb [T]

us   /ˈnɑm·əˌneɪt/
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] us   /ˌnɑm·əˈneɪ·ʃən/
[U] Three candidates are seeking the Democratic nomination for the presidency.
(Definition of nominate from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"nominate" in Business English

See all translations

nominateverb [T often passive]

uk   /ˈnɒmɪneɪt/ us  
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.
(Definition of nominate from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of nominate?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

“nominate” in British English

“nominate” in American English

“nominate” in Business English

Avoiding common errors with the word enough.
Avoiding common errors with the word enough.
by ,
May 25, 2016
by Liz Walter Enough is a very common word, but it is easy to make mistakes with it. You need to be careful about its position in a sentence, and the prepositions or verb patterns that come after it. I’ll start with the position of enough in the sentence. When we use it with a noun,

Read More 

Word of the Day

ultraviolet

Ultraviolet light has a wavelength that is after the violet (= light purple) end of the range of colours that can be seen by humans. Light of this type causes the skin to become darker in the sun.

Word of the Day

convo noun
convo noun
May 23, 2016
informal a conversation The convo around concussions mostly focuses on guys who play football, but Chastain thinks that this whole thing could be a headache for women too.

Read More