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"nominate" in British English

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nominateverb [T]

uk   /ˈnɒm.ɪ.neɪt/  us   /ˈnɑː.mə-/
  • nominate verb [T] (SUGGEST)

C1 to ​officiallysuggest someone for an ​election, ​job, ​position, or ​honour: He's been nominated by the ​Green Party as ​theircandidate in the next ​election. Would you like to nominate anyone for/asdirector?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 ​officiallychoose someone for a ​job or to do something: She was nominated as the delegation's ​officialinterpreter. [+ to infinitive] President Yeltsin nominated ​actingprimeminister Sergei Kiriyenko to ​head the ​government.
(Definition of nominate from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"nominate" in American English

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nominateverb [T]

 us   /ˈnɑm·əˌneɪt/
to ​officiallysuggest someone for a ​position, an ​honor, or ​election: She was nominated by the ​president to ​serve on the ​SupremeCourt. 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

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nominateverb [T often passive]

uk   us   /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 ​formervicepresident 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 ​firechief.be nominated for sth The ​currentsecretary 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)
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