nominate nominate  /ˈnɑ mə nət/


  1. (v) propose as a candidate for some honor
  2. (v) put forward; nominate for appointment to an office or for an honor or position
  3. (v) charge with a function; charge to be
  4. (v) create and charge with a task or function


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  1. Playing their dirtiest trick, Republicans are about to nominate a fine human being for President.
  2. I nominate the Burmese people.
  3. I nominate the Illegal Immigrant.


  1. Talking Points: Ranked-Choice Voting & The Mayor’s Race

    Saturday's DFL Convention in Minneapolis failed to nominate a candidate for mayor. That means that all six DFL candidates are expected to run in the November election.
    on June 17, 2013     Source: CBS Minnesota

  2. Governor Corbett to Nominate Stevens for Pennsylvania Supreme Court

    HARRISBURG, Pa., June 13, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Tom Corbett today announced that he will nominate Pennsylvania Superior Court President Judge Correale F. Stevens to fill the vacancy on the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.In addition, Corbett will nominate three others to be commissioners of state agencies, including: Tim Holden to the Liquor Control Board, Sean Logan to the ...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: PR Newswire via Yahoo! News

  3. AP sources: Gov. Corbett plans to nominate Correale Stevens for Pa. Supreme Court vacancy

    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - AP sources: Gov. Corbett plans to nominate Correale Stevens for Pa. Supreme Court vacancy.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: New Jersey Herald


  1. "It is about how we bring about change by making sure we nominate and elect a doer and not a talker, that we begin to separate out rhetoric from reality," Clinton told a large, enthusiastic crowd in Nashua.
    on Jan 5, 2008 By: Hillary Rodham Clinton Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. "I would nominate him," said Alarcon, the highest-ranking member of parliament. "I'm sure he will be in perfect shape to continue handling his responsibilities."
    on Mar 15, 2007 By: Ricardo Alarcon Source: International Herald Tribune

  3. "I see what happens to a Republican when they say we ought to start to get out," Murtha said. "They bash them. I mean they attack them viscerally and of course they're the ones that nominate them. Until that plays out we're going to have a...
    on Sep 17, 2007 By: John Murtha Source: Guardian Unlimited

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