nominate (one) for (something)

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nominate (one) for (something)

To recommend, suggest, or put forward one as a candidate for some award, prize, honor, title, etc. Often used in passive constructions. She's been nominated for Best Actress four times, but she still has yet to actually win the award. I just found out I've been nominated for salesperson of the year!
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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.
See also: for, nominate
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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For additional information on nominating someone for Volunteer of the Year or the event luncheon on April 18, please contact Special Events Coordinator Roxane Benvenuti at rbenvenuti
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Apart from doing their bit in encouraging politicians to take children and young people seriously, nominating someone for an FYI could win a young person a trip to present the award at People and Politics Day in London on November 14.
Minister Charlie McCreevy previously indicated Ireland was interested in nominating someone for a vacancy on the board.
CHILDREN are being invited to turn Santa's Little Helpers by nominating someone for a special Christmas treat.