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tr.v. nom·i·nat·ed, nom·i·nat·ing, nom·i·nates
1. To propose as a candidate in an election or as one to be considered for an honor or prize: nominated him as their candidate for mayor; was nominated twice for an Academy Award.
2. To designate or appoint to an office or responsibility: "A quiet recruit who always does exactly what he is told ... is nominated to take the rap" (Thomas E. Ricks). See Synonyms at appoint.

[Latin nōmināre, nōmināt-, to name, from nōmen, nōmin-, name; see nō̆-men- in Indo-European roots.]

nom′i·na′tor n.
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Adj.1.nominated - appointed by nomination
appointed, appointive - subject to appointment
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As these patient drudges were mingling their tears, they were notified that they must go on duty again, for one of the political parties had nominated a thief and was about to hold a gratification meeting.
It was a pleasure excursion--there was no gainsaying that, because the program said so--it was so nominated in the bond--but it surely hadn't the general aspect of one.
And as it is part of the American temperament to foresee everything in business, even failure, the Honorable Harry Trolloppe, judge commissioner, and Francis Drayton, magistrate, were nominated beforehand!
are hereby nominated and appointed members of the same; and that they be requested to forward, from time to time, authenticated accounts of their journeys and investigations, of their observations of character and manners, and of the whole of their adventures, together with all tales and papers to which local scenery or associations may give rise, to the Pickwick Club, stationed in London.
So, probably on account of my youth, innocence, and pensive habits (which made me sometimes dilatory in my work about the rigging), I was suddenly nominated, in our chief mate Mr.
And then, the presence of Aramis, who had returned from Belle-Isle, and been nominated by Monsieur Fouquet inspector-general of all the arrangements; his perseverance in mixing himself up with all the surintendant's affairs; his visits to Baisemeaux; all this suspicious singularity of conduct had excessively troubled and tormented D'Artagnan during the last two weeks.
Being nominated director of artillery during the war, he proved himself fertile in invention.
Those who nominated and elected me did so with full knowledge that I had made this and many similar declarations, and had never recanted them.
Pierre MAYAUDON has been nominated as Head of the EU Delegation to Afghanistan.
A HOLIDAYMAKER who used his body to shield his partner from an Islamic State gunman during the Tunisia beach terror attack last year has been nominated for a national honour.
Among those receiving the Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award--the highest recognition that the Department of Defense bestows on employers for their support--were two businesses nominated by Air Force Reservists.