American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To propose by name as a candidate, especially for election.
- v. To designate or appoint to an office, responsibility, or honor. See Synonyms at appoint.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To name; mention by name.
- To call; entitle; denominate.
- To name or designate by name for an office or place; appoint: as, to nominate an heir or an executor.
- To name for election, choice, or appointment; propose by name, or offer the name of, as a candidate, especially for an elective office. See nomination.
- To set down in express terms; express.
- Nominated; of an executor, appointed by the will.
- Possessing a nomen juris or legal name or designation; characterized or distinguished by a particular name.
- v. To name someone as a candidate for a particular role or position, including that of an office.
- v. obsolete To entitle, confer a name upon.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. obsolete To mention by name; to name.
- v. obsolete To call; to entitle; to denominate.
- v. obsolete To set down in express terms; to state.
- v. To name, or designate by name, for an office or place; to appoint; esp., to name as a candidate for an election, choice, or appointment; to propose by name, or offer the name of, as a candidate for an office or place.
- v. charge with a function; charge to be
- v. propose as a candidate for some honor
- v. create and charge with a task or function
- v. put forward; nominate for appointment to an office or for an honor or position
- From Latin nōminātus, perfect passive participle of nōminō ("I name"), from nōmen ("a name"). (Wiktionary)
- Latin nōmināre, nōmināt-, to name, from nōmen, nōmin-, name. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“As a result the Democrats will once again nominate a candidate who will lose even to an inferior Republican.”
“It's too bad the Democrats will once again nominate an unelectable candidate, and will once again lose the White House.”
“By using their weird caucusing (which disenfranchises old people & working people due to the time commitment) and their soviet-style party bosses, they are about to again nominate an unelectable figure.”
“Personally I hope most of Hillary supporters vote for Mccain, then Roe v Wade will finally be reversed once Mccain nominate more conservative judges.”
“I share your concerns; if (R) s again nominate 2 more old WASPs for Pres and VP; especially if the (D) ticket ends up (best odds, me thinks) being Clinton - Obama.”
“Spitzer on Wednesday said he would again nominate Judith Kaye as the chief judge of the state Court of Appeals.”
“Ireland's Referendum Commission glossed over this significant Lisbon amendment in the information material it sent to Irish voters by using the same word - "nominate" - for the pre-Lisbon and post-Lisbon situations - where a right to propose becomes a right to suggest - as if there was no difference, when this in fact would be an important change.”
“The way to nominate is to simply comment in the comments section of the post at the site click on the red title:”
“As soon as a candidate receives the number of votes necessary to nominate, which is two-thirds of the delegates in a Democratic convention and a majority in a Republican convention, usually some one moves that the nomination be made unanimous, which is adopted with great applause.”
“Peers -- to nominate, that is, additional members of our upper and revising chamber -- now acts: one constant, habitual, though not adequately noticed by the popular mind as it goes on; and the other possible and terrific, scarcely ever really exercised, but always by its reserved magic maintaining a great and a restraining influence.”
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