Nominate definitions

nŏm'ə-nāt'
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.

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To designate or appoint to an office or responsibility.
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To name, call, or designate.
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To name or appoint to an office or position.
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To enter (a horse) in a horse race.
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To name as a candidate for election or appointment; propose for office.
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To propose as a candidate for an award or honor.
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To name someone as a candidate for a particular role or position, including that of an office.
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Origin of nominate

Latin nōmināre nōmināt- to name from nōmen nōmin- name nō̆-men- in Indo-European roots