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—v., -nat•ed, -nat•ing,
1. to propose (someone) for appointment or election to an office.
2. to appoint to a duty or office.
3. to propose for an honor, award, or the like.
4. Horse Racing.to register (a horse) as an entry in a race.
5. to name; designate.
6. Obs.to specify.
having a particular name.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.