To propose by name as a candidate, especially for election.(verb-transitive)
To designate or appoint to an office, responsibility, or honor. See Synonyms at appoint.(verb-transitive)
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Use "nominate" in a sentence
"As a result the Democrats will once again nominate a candidate who will lose even to an inferior Republican."
"It's too bad the Democrats will once again nominate an unelectable candidate, and will once again lose the White House."
"By using their weird caucusing (which disenfranchises old people & working people due to the time commitment) and their soviet-style party bosses, they are about to again nominate an unelectable figure."