NOMINATE, verb transitive [Latin Name. See Name.]
1. To name; to mention by name.
2. To call; to entitle; to denominate.
3. To name or designate by name for an office or place; to appoint; as, to nominate an heir or an executor.
4. Usually, to name for an election, choice or appointment; to proposed by name, or offer the name of a person as a candidate for an office or place. This is the principal use of the word in the United States; as in a public assembly, where men are to be selected and chosen to office, any member of the assembly or meeting nominates, that is, proposes to the chairman the name of a person whom he desires to have elected.