"nominate" in the verb sense
1. nominate, put up, put forward
propose as a candidate for some honor
2. nominate, propose
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"
3. name, nominate, make
charge with a function charge to be
"She was named Head of the Committee"
"She was made president of the club"
4. appoint, name, nominate, constitute
create and charge with a task or function
"nominate a committee"
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