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. verb
    propose as a candidate for some honor
    synonyms: put forward, put up
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    type of:
    propose
    put forward; nominate for appointment to an office or for an honor or position
  2. verb
    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
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    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
  3. verb
    charge with a function; charge to be
    synonyms: make, name
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    types:
    rename
    name again or anew
    type of:
    appoint, charge
    assign a duty, responsibility or obligation to
  4. verb
    create and charge with a task or function
    nominate a committee”
    synonyms: appoint, constitute, name
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    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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