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nominate

nom·i·nate

nominate

 
pronunciation:
na m neIt
features:
Word Parts
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: nominated, nominates, nominating
definition 1: to propose (a person) as a candidate for election or appointment.
In 1960, John F. Kennedy was nominated by the Democratic Party as its candidate for president.
synonyms:
propose
similar words:
appoint, recommend
definition 2: to propose or appoint (a person or thing) to an office, duty, or honor.
The film was nominated as the best of the year.I nominate Mr. Collins to be our spokesperson.
synonyms:
name
similar words:
appoint, choose, designate, elect, pick, propose, select, suggest
derivation: nominator (n.)
Word Parts
The word nominate contains the following parts:
nom1, nomin, nomen Latin root that means name
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).