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tr.v. de·nom·i·nat·ed, de·nom·i·nat·ing, de·nom·i·nates
1. To issue or express in terms of a given monetary unit: securities that are denominated in dollars or yen.
2. To give a name to; designate.
adj. (-ə-nĭt)
Of or relating to a quantity as a multiple of a unit: 12 in 12 pounds is denominate.

[Latin dēnōmināre, dēnōmināt- : dē-, de- + nōmināre, to name (from nōmen, nōmin-, name; see nō̆-men- in Indo-European roots).]

de·nom′i·na·ble (-nə-bəl) adj.


(tr) to give a specific name to; designate
(Mathematics) maths (of a number) representing a multiple of a unit of measurement: 4 is the denominate number in 4 miles.
[C16: from de- + Latin nōmināre to call by name; see nominate]
deˈnominable adj


(dɪˈnɒm əˌneɪt)

v.t. -nat•ed, -nat•ing.
to give a name to; denote; designate.
[1545–55; < Latin dēnōminātus, past participle of dēnōmināre=dē- de- + nōmināre; see de-, nominate]


Past participle: denominated
Gerund: denominating

I denominate
you denominate
he/she/it denominates
we denominate
you denominate
they denominate
I denominated
you denominated
he/she/it denominated
we denominated
you denominated
they denominated
Present Continuous
I am denominating
you are denominating
he/she/it is denominating
we are denominating
you are denominating
they are denominating
Present Perfect
I have denominated
you have denominated
he/she/it has denominated
we have denominated
you have denominated
they have denominated
Past Continuous
I was denominating
you were denominating
he/she/it was denominating
we were denominating
you were denominating
they were denominating
Past Perfect
I had denominated
you had denominated
he/she/it had denominated
we had denominated
you had denominated
they had denominated
I will denominate
you will denominate
he/she/it will denominate
we will denominate
you will denominate
they will denominate
Future Perfect
I will have denominated
you will have denominated
he/she/it will have denominated
we will have denominated
you will have denominated
they will have denominated
Future Continuous
I will be denominating
you will be denominating
he/she/it will be denominating
we will be denominating
you will be denominating
they will be denominating
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been denominating
you have been denominating
he/she/it has been denominating
we have been denominating
you have been denominating
they have been denominating
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been denominating
you will have been denominating
he/she/it will have been denominating
we will have been denominating
you will have been denominating
they will have been denominating
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been denominating
you had been denominating
he/she/it had been denominating
we had been denominating
you had been denominating
they had been denominating
I would denominate
you would denominate
he/she/it would denominate
we would denominate
you would denominate
they would denominate
Past Conditional
I would have denominated
you would have denominated
he/she/it would have denominated
we would have denominated
you would have denominated
they would have denominated
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.denominate - assign a name or title to
denote - be a sign or indication of; "Her smile denoted that she agreed"
number - give numbers to; "You should number the pages of the thesis"
label - assign a label to; designate with a label; "These students were labelled `learning disabled'"


To give a name or title to:


[dɪˈnɒmɪneɪt] VTdenominar


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I did try, but was presently swept off the stool and denominated "a little bungler.
The snow lay yards deep in our road; and, as we floundered on, my companion wearied me with constant reproaches that I had not brought a pilgrim's staff: telling me that I could never get into the house without one, and boastfully flourishing a heavy-headed cudgel, which I understood to be so denominated.
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It had given him a disgust to his business, and to his residence in a small market town; and, in quitting them both, he had removed with his family to a house about a mile from Meryton, denominated from that period Lucas Lodge, where he could think with pleasure of his own importance, and, unshackled by business, occupy himself solely in being civil to all the world.
Such occupation seemed the very breath of her nostrils, and soon her improved productions wrung from me the avowal that those qualities in her I had termed taste and fancy ought rather to have been denominated judgment and imagination.
It has three good harbours on its coast; the largest and best of which is called by the people living in its vicinity 'Taiohae', and by Captain Porter was denominated Massachusetts Bay.
Occasionally the monotony of this vast wilderness is interrupted by mountainous belts of sand and limestone, broken into confused masses; with precipitous cliffs and yawning ravines, looking like the ruins of a world; or is traversed by lofty and barren ridges of rock, almost impassable, like those denominated the Black Hills.
The kit of the mess, if the table furniture may be so denominated, is chiefly composed of utensils of horn and tin that have done duty in several parts of the world.