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nominate

verb [T]
 
 
/ˈnɒmɪneɪt/
SUGGEST to officially suggest a person for a job or a position in an organization, or to suggest a person or their work for a prize: [often passive] Judges are nominated by the governor. The film was nominated for an Academy Award. He was nominated as best actor.Suggestions and proposalsRecruiting staff, applying for and accepting jobs
CHOOSE to choose someone for a job or to do something: He has nominated his brother as his heir. [+ to do sth] Two colleagues were nominated to attend the conference.ElectionsRecruiting staff, applying for and accepting jobs
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