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Definition of "denominate" [de•nom•i•nate]

  • To issue or express in terms of a given monetary unit: securities that are denominated in dollars or yen. (verb-transitive)
  • To give a name to; designate. (verb-transitive)
  • Of or relating to a quantity as a multiple of a unit: 12 in 12 pounds is denominate. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "denominate" in a sentence
  • "Modern day Christianity and Protestantism is very different, such is why they "denominate" to something different."
  • "Hedge funds have allowed investors to denominate holdings in gold, and exchange-traded funds backed by physical gold have become some of the most popular investment vehicles."
  • "Applicants will have to tackle knotty subjects such as how departing countries will denominate their sovereign debt, the effects on Europe's banking system, and how to handle contracts denominated in euros."