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nominate

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Definition propose that someone be offered a position, be a candidate, or receive an honor
  • The president nominated her as head of the Civil Rights Commission.
nominated = proposed that someone be offered a position, be a candidate, or receive an honor
  • Howard, the year Al Smith was nominated, your father came to me and...
    Arthur Miller  --  Death of a Salesman
  • nominated = proposed that he be offered a position (to represent the political party)
  • Mrs. Morrow'll keep thinking of him now as this very shy, modest guy that wouldn't let us nominate him for president.
    J.D. Salinger  --  The Catcher in the Rye
  • nominate = propose that someone be a candidate
  • nominate a committee
  • And every morning the druggist rushed for the paper to see if his nomination were in it.
    Gustave Flaubert  --  Madame Bovary
  • (editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • I've even been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize, the youngest person ever.
    Malala Yousafzai  --  I Am Malala
  • Na-: a prefix meaning "nominated" or "next in line."
    Frank Herbert  --  Dune
  • Why would they nominate me for homecoming court?
    Alex Flinn  --  Beastly
  • He retired soon after the vote, only to be nominated as a justice to the Supreme Court by the newly elected president, Ulysses S. Grant.
    Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Lincoln
  • The British Government will change the succession in Hilas and Bunar, and nominate new heirs to the throne.
    Rudyard Kipling  --  Kim
  • "But as they say at the Oscars, it's an honor to be nominated."
    Christina Baker Kline  --  Orphan Train
  • Can you nominate in order now the degrees of the lie?
    William Shakespeare  --  As You Like It
  • Nominated, constituted, and appointed him.
    Charles Dickens  --  Bleak House
  • What imports the nomination of this gentleman?
    William Shakespeare  --  Hamlet, Prince of Denmark
  • (editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • Singer-songwriter and actor LOUDON WAINWRIGHT III has recorded more than twenty albums and was nominated for two Grammy Awards in the 1980s.
    Jay Allison, et al.  --  This I Believe
  • Already it was clear that, of the three of us, she was first in line for the Oscar nomination.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Bean Trees
  • (editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • He had won the Republican nomination for the presidency in the spring.
    Ann Petry  --  Harriet Tubman
  • (editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • When the nominated day arrived at last, we gathered in the Delf's stippled sunshine for what we fervently hoped wouldbe the last time.
    Geraldine Brooks  --  Year of Wonders
  • I was among fifteen *girls nominated to walk out for inspection by the assembled student body on voting day.
    Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston & James D. Houston  --  Farewell to Manzanar
  • But Norris himself scoffed at the latter reports: I have no expectation of being nominated for President.
    John F. Kennedy  --  Profiles in Courage

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