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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'The Japanese International Cooperation Agency would like to express its sincerest thanks to the Department of Science and Technology for nominating us for this award.
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I would like to express my gratitude to UTIP and to RACJ for nominating us for this award in the first place," said Qaddoura.