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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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Each girl who successfully nominates one of the final five men will receive two free tickets.
GIRLS who have their own 'dreamboys' can nominate them for the chance to take part in a male striptease show for charity.
But this only happens when the opposition party nominates a credible, acceptable, non-threatening agent of change.
Most of my outrage is directed at the committee that nominates the best documentaries of the year," said Ebert.
Each year, the Computerworld Honors Chairmen's Committee nominates organizations that are using information technology to improve society for inclusion in the Computerworld Honors online Archive and the Collections of the Academic Council.