from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To propose by name as a candidate, especially for election.
- transitive v. To designate or appoint to an office, responsibility, or honor. See Synonyms at appoint.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To name someone as a candidate for a particular role or position, including that of an office.
- v. To entitle, confer a name upon.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To mention by name; to name.
- transitive v. To call; to entitle; to denominate.
- transitive v. To set down in express terms; to state.
- transitive 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.
from The 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.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- 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
Latin nōmināre, nōmināt-, to name, from nōmen, nōmin-, name.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin nōminātus, perfect passive participle of nōminō ("I name"), from nōmen ("a name"). (Wiktionary)