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name

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of name

  1. having a good reputation especially in a field of knowledge <the university's physics department boasts a number of name physicists> Synonyms esteemed, estimable, respectable, prestigious, recognized, reputable, reputed, respectedRelated Words honorable, venerable, worthy; creditable, good, praiseworthy; celebrated, distinguished, famed, famous, honored, illustrious, notable, prominent, redoubtable, renowned, well-knownNear Antonyms seedy, shadowy, shady; no-name, obscure, undistinguished, unknownAntonyms disreputable




name

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of name

  1. 1 a word or combination of words by which a person or thing is regularly known <introduced himself and then asked what my name was> Synonyms appellation, appellative, cognomen, compellation, denomination, denotation, designation, handle, moniker (also monicker), nomenclature, title Related Words baptismal name, Christian name, first name, forename, given name; family name, maiden name, middle name, surname; matronymic, patronymic; byname, diminutive, epithet, hypocorism, nickname, sobriquet (also soubriquet); banner, rubric, tag; alias, cryptonym, nom de guerre, nom de plume, pen name, pseudonym; binomial, monomial; trivial name, vernacular; misnomer; brand name, label, trademark, trade name

  2. 2 an act or expression showing scorn and usually intended to hurt another's feelings <quit calling her names> Synonyms affront, barb, brickbat, cut, dart, dig, dis (also diss) [slang], epithet, gird, indignity, insult, offense (or offence), outrage, personality, poke, put-down, sarcasm, slap, slight, slurRelated Words catcall, gibe (or jibe), jeer, mock, quip, sneer, taunt; abuse, invective, vituperation; disapproval, opprobrium; disgrace, dishonor, shame; attack, criticism, knock, slam, swipe; torment, tortureNear Antonyms accolade, commendation, compliment; acclaim, applause, praise; adulation, flattery

  3. 3 outward and often deceptive indication <a celebrity who is the head of the charitable organization in name only> Synonyms face, guise, appearance, outward, seeming, semblance, showRelated Words air, effect, impression; hint, implication, insinuation, resemblance, suggestion; affectation, demonstration, display, fiction, image, imitation, imposture, likeness, make-believe (also make-belief), pose, pretense (or pretence), representation, simulation; cloak, disguise, exterior, facade (also façade), front, gloss, mask, masquerade, patina, Potemkin village, shape, shell, surface, veneer

  4. 4 overall quality as seen or judged by people in general <has a good name among fellow marine biologists> Synonyms character, fame, mark, reputation, note, odor, rep [slang], report, reputeRelated Words credit, honor; celebrity, notoriety, renown; image, persona; admiration, regard, reverenceNear Antonyms discredit, disgrace, dishonor, disrepute, ignominy, infamy, obloquy, odium, opprobrium, reproach, shame

  5. 5 a person who is widely known and usually much talked about <managed to get several names to appear at the restaurant's opening> Synonyms big name, cause célèbre (also cause celebre), celeb, figure, icon (also ikon), light, luminary, megastar, celebrity, notability, notable, notoriety, personage, personality, somebody, standout, star, superstar, VIPRelated Words favorite, heartthrob, hero, idol; demigod, dignitary, eminence, immortal, monument, pillar, worthy; baron, big shot, bigwig, kahuna, magnate, mogul, nabob, panjandrumNear Antonyms lightweight, mediocrity; has-beenAntonyms nobody, noncelebrity




name

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of name

  1. 1 to give a name to <decided to name her new puppy “Bubbles”> Synonyms baptize, call, christen, clepe [archaic], denominate, designate, dub, entitle, label, nominate, style, term, title Related Words brand, stigmatize, tag; denote, specify; miscall, misname, mistitle; code-name, nickname; rechristen, relabel, rename; surname

  2. 2 to make reference to or speak about briefly but specifically <I don't want to name anyone in particular, but someone in this room fiddled with my car's radio> Synonyms advert (to), cite, drop, instance, mention, note, notice, quote, refer (to), specify, touch (on or upon)Related Words allude (to), hint (at), imply, indicate, infer, intend, intimate, suggest; point (out), signal, signify; denominate, designate; indicate; bring up, broach, interject, interpolate, interpose, introduce; infiltrate, insinuate, worm; advertise, announce, broadcast, declare, proclaim, pronounce, publicize, publish, sound; clarify, clear (up), elucidate, explain, explicate, spell outNear Antonyms disregard, forget, ignore, neglect, overlook, overpass, pass over, slight

  3. 3 to pick (someone) by one's authority for a specific position or duty <was named the provost of the university> Synonyms assign, attach, commission, constitute, designate, detail, appoint, nominate, placeRelated Words authorize, delegate, depute, deputize; anoint, consecrate, create, inaugurate, induct, install, instate, institute, invest, make, ordain; crown, enthrone, throne; choose, destine, draft, elect, handpick, select, single (out), vote (in)Near Antonyms blackball, depose, dethrone, displace, eject, evict, oust, overthrow, remove, throw out, uncrown, unmake, unseatAntonyms discharge, dismiss, expel, fire

  4. 4 to decide to accept (someone or something) from a group of possibilities <you don't like my offer? Just name your price> Synonyms cherry-pick, cull, elect, handpick, choose, opt (for), pick, prefer, select, single (out), tag, takeRelated Words preselect; appoint, designate, fix, mark, nominate, set, tab, tap; accept, adopt, embrace, espouse; settle (on or upon)Near Antonyms disapprove, negative, repudiate, spurn; discard, jettison, throw away, throw outAntonyms decline, refuse, reject, turn down

  5. 5 to decide upon (the time or date for an event) usually from a position of authority <you name the date and I'll make sure I'm there> Synonyms designate, fix, appoint, setRelated Words adopt, assign, choose, determine, establish, opt (for), pick, pin (down), prefer, select, settle, single (out), specify; arrange, coordinate, orchestrate; advertise, announce, declare, publish

  6. 6 to come to a judgment about after discussion or consideration <they finally named a date for the wedding> Synonyms choose, conclude, determine, figure, decide, opt, resolve, settle (on or upon)Related Words decree, rule; cull, elect, handpick, pick, prefer, select, single (out); adjudge, adjudicate, arbitrate, find, judge, referee, rule (on), umpire; chew over, cogitate, consider, contemplate, debate, deliberate, entertain, meditate, mull (over), ponder, question, ruminate, study, think (about or over), weighNear Antonyms abstain, decline, refuse, reject, turn down; delay, halt, hesitate, stall, temporize; shilly-shally, vacillate, waffle, waver





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