The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Nominate \Nom"i*nate\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Nominated; p. pr. &
vb. n. Nominating.] [L. nominatus, p. p. of nominare to
nominate, fr. nomen name. See Name.]
1. To mention by name; to name. [Obs.]
To nominate them all, it is impossible. --Shak.
2. To call; to entitle; to denominate. [Obs.] --Spenser.
3. To set down in express terms; to state. [Obs.]
Is it so nominated in the bond? --Shak.
4. To name, or designate by name, for an office or place; to
appoint; esp., to name as a candidate for an election,
choice, or appointment; to propose by name, or offer the
name of, as a candidate for an office or place.