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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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GIRLS who have their own 'dreamboys' can nominate them for the chance to take part in a male striptease show for charity.
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.
Finally, with the very strong dynamic for change that appears in the polls, and President Bush's approval ratings now mired in the 30 percent range, there is a feeling that they have to nominate someone who is cut from a very different bolt of cloth than the current incumbent, and McCain is certainly a change.