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nom·i·nate

nominate

 
 
pronunciation:
na m neIt
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part of speech: verb
inflections: nominates, nominating, nominated
definition 1: to choose as a candidate for election.
The students nominated three people for the position of class president.
similar words:
appoint, recommend
definition 2: to choose for an office; to name for an honor.
The committee nominated Mr. Brown for the school board.We nominated her project as the best at the science fair.
synonyms:
name
similar words:
appoint, choose, designate, elect, pick, propose, select, suggest
derivation: nominator (n.)
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The word nominate contains the following parts:
nom1, nomin, nomen Latin root that means name
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synonyms:
onomas, onomat, onym
 
-ate1 Latin verb-forming suffix that means to make, cause, do
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The suffix -ate primarily forms transitive verbs from Latin bases. Many -ate verbs were loanwords from Latin. Verbs ending in -ate combine with the suffix -ion to form nouns ending in -ation. These verbs also have corresponding agent nouns ending in -ator (navigator, dictator, elevator).