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 for nominate
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.]
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     1. To mention by name; to name. [Obs.]
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              To nominate them all, it is impossible. --Shak.
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     2. To call; to entitle; to denominate. [Obs.] --Spenser.
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     3. To set down in express terms; to state. [Obs.]
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              Is it so nominated in the bond?       --Shak.
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     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.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      v 1: propose as a candidate for some honor [syn: nominate,
           put up, put forward]
      2: put forward; nominate for appointment to an office or for an
         honor or position; "The President nominated her as head of
         the Civil Rights Commission" [syn: nominate, propose]
      3: charge with a function; charge to be; "She was named Head of
         the Committee"; "She was made president of the club" [syn:
         name, nominate, make]
      4: create and charge with a task or function; "nominate a
         committee" [syn: appoint, name, nominate, constitute]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  51 Moby Thesaurus words for "nominate":
     appoint, assign, back, back up, baptize, call, choose, christen,
     define, denominate, designate, dub, elect, endorse, entitle,
     finger, forward, identify, intend, label, make, mean, name,
     name for office, nickname, offer, ordain, ordinate, present,
     proffer, propose, purpose, put forth, put forward, put up,
     recommend, run, run for office, select, specify, style, submit,
     suggest, support, tab, tag, tap, tender, term, title, vote

From The Devil's Dictionary (1881-1906) :

  NOMINATE, v.  To designate for the heaviest political assessment.  To
  put forward a suitable person to incur the mudgobbling and deadcatting
  of the opposition.

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