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nominate someone as something

to suggest someone to be the candidate to serve as something. I would like to nominate Karen as our representative. She nominated herself as the one most likely to do the job.
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nominate someone for something

to suggest someone as a candidate for a particular office. I will nominate Carolyn for president. You cannot nominate yourself for this office.
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nominate someone to something

to suggest someone to become a member of a group. I am the one who nominated her to the board. The president nominated herself to the position of chairman of the board.
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MP Awad justified delay of nominating security ministers by "Maliki's rejection to nominate figures from parties other than Dawa party.
To enter or nominate, make sure the guy nominated knows and send a body shot, with the details for both the guy nominated and the girl nominating him to The Official UK Dreamboys management, 19A Islington Green, Islington, London, N1 8DU by Friday.
Given the volatile, unpredictable nature of presidential politics, only a fool at this early stage would feel certain they know who the nominee in either party will be, but it's a good bet that Republicans will not nominate a presidential candidate in 2008 who is pro-choice on the abortion issue and in favor of many gay rights and gun control measures.
A Nominating Committee shall be elected at the annual session in odd-numbered years to nominate Division officers, and National officers to the Board of Directors.
Bolin's standing in the legal community and her proven commitment to the NAACP clearly influenced the executive officers' decision to nominate her.
But whom would the GOP nominate to snatch the White House from Wilson's party?
The initiative called for people to nominate individuals in a 250-word essay and explain how they possess the qualities of a true hero.
This dysfunctional group of myopic knee-jerkers failed to nominate Brother's Keeper,' the year's most successful and best-reviewed documentary.