denominate

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Borrowed from Latin denomino, denominatus.

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denominate (third-person singular simple present denominates, present participle denominating, simple past and past participle denominated)

  1. To name; to designate.
    • 1761, A Complete History of the Arabs
      The second [blast of the trumpet] they denominate the blast of exanimation; when all creatures both in heaven and earth shall die, or be annihilated, except those which God shall please to exempt from the common fate.
    • 1748, David Hume, An Enquiry Concerning the Principles of Morals
      On the contrary, those other passions, commonly denominated selfish, both produce different sentiments in each individual, according to his particular situation []
    • 1847, Emily Brontë, Wuthering Heights, chapter XIII:
      {...} in those two months, Mrs. Linton encountered and conquered the worst shock of what was denominated a brain fever.
  2. To express in a monetary unit.
    Oil is denominated in dollars, so changes in the strength of the dollar affect oil prices everywhere.

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denominate

  1. second-person plural present indicative of denominare
  2. second-person plural imperative of denominare
  3. feminine plural of denominato

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dēnōmināte

  1. second-person plural present active imperative of dēnōminō