Meaning of “nominate” - Learner’s Dictionary

nominate

verb [ T ] uk us /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.
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.

(Definition of “nominate” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)