#WOTD: Nominee, nominator, nomination

In this post, we will discuss a few words related to an award: ‘nominee,’ ‘nominator,’ and ‘nomination.’

  1. Nominee (n.), pronounced /näməˈnē/. Meaning: a person who is proposed as a candidate for an office or as the recipient of an award. ‘Nominee’ can also mean a person or company, not the owner, in whose name a stock, bond, or company is registered.
    • Example:
      • We usually have four nominees for our company’s “Employee of The Year”, one from each department.
  2. Nominator (n.), pronounced /ˈnɒmɪneɪtə/. Meaning: a person or body who names an eligible candidate to receive an award or enter an office.
    • Example:
      • What the nominees don’t know is the nominators will stay anonymous until the ceremony is over.
  3. Nomination (n.), pronounced /nɒmɪˈneɪʃ(ə)n/. Meaning: the action of nominating or a state of being nominated.
    • Example:
      • Despite having received several Oscar nominations, Leonardo DiCaprio has won none yet.


Compiled and written by @alicesaraswati for @EnglishTips4U on Monday, 25 January, 2016


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