de·nom·i·nate /dɪˈnɑməˌnet, di-/
De·nom·i·nate v. t. [imp. & p. p. Denominated p. pr. & vb. n. Denominating ] To give a name to; to characterize by an epithet; to entitle; to name; to designate.
Passions commonly denominating selfish. --Hume.
De·nom·i·nate a. Having a specific name or denomination; specified in the concrete as opposed to abstract; thus, 7 feet is a denominate quantity, while 7 is mere abstract quantity or number. See Compound number, under Compound.
v : assign a name or title to [syn: designate]