nominate

When you suggest a person for a position in the government, or propose a theme for your school's prom, you nominate that person or idea, especially if it's done in an official way.

In the United States, political parties hold primary elections and conventions to nominate candidates for president. The word nominate originally meant "to call by name," from the Latin word for "name," nomen , but by 1600 it began to be used to talk about politics.

DEFINITIONS OF: nominate

1

v propose as a candidate for some honor

Synonyms:
put forward, put up
Type of:
propose
put forward; nominate for appointment to an office or for an honor or position

v put forward; nominate for appointment to an office or for an honor or position

“The President nominated her as head of the Civil Rights Commission”
Synonyms:
propose
Types:
put forward, put up
propose as a candidate for some honor
Type of:
choose, pick out, select, take
pick out, select, or choose from a number of alternatives

v charge with a function; charge to be

Synonyms:
make, name
Types:
rename
name again or anew
Type of:
appoint, charge
assign a duty, responsibility or obligation to

v create and charge with a task or function

nominate a committee”
Synonyms:
appoint, constitute, name
Types:
pack
set up a committee or legislative body with one's own supporters so as to influence the outcome
co-opt
appoint summarily or commandeer
Type of:
constitute, establish, found, institute, plant
set up or lay the groundwork for
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