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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Nominate \Nom"i*nate\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Nominated; p. pr. & vb. n. Nominating.] [L. nominatus, p. p. of nominare to nominate, fr. nomen name. See Name.] [1913 Webster] 1. To mention by name; to name. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] To nominate them all, it is impossible. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. To call; to entitle; to denominate. [Obs.] --Spenser. [1913 Webster] 3. To set down in express terms; to state. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Is it so nominated in the bond? --Shak. [1913 Webster] 4. To name, or designate by name, for an office or place; to appoint; esp., to name as a candidate for an election, choice, or appointment; to propose by name, or offer the name of, as a candidate for an office or place. [1913 Webster]