1. To mention by name; to name. To nominate them all, it is impossible. (Shak)
2. To call; to entitle; to denominate.
4. To name, or designate by name, for an office or place; to appoint; especially, 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.
Origin: L. Nominatus, p. P. Of nominare to nominate, fr. Nomen name. See Name.