From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.44 [gcide]:
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.
From WordNet (r) 2.0 [wn]:
From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 [moby-thes]:
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
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