give/lend one's name to

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of give/lend one's name to

:to have (something) named after one
  • The company gives/lends its name to one of the biggest golf tournaments in the country.

Word by Word Definitions

give play
  1. : to make a present of

  2. : to grant or bestow by formal action

  3. : to accord or yield to another

  1. : capacity or tendency to yield to force or strain : flexibility

  2. : the ability of a material to bend or stretch

lend play
  1. : to give for temporary use on condition that the same or its equivalent be returned

  2. : to put at another's temporary disposal

  3. : to let out (money) for temporary use on condition of repayment with interest

name play
  1. : a word or phrase that constitutes the distinctive designation of a person or thing

  2. : a word or symbol used in logic to designate an entity

  3. : a descriptive often disparaging epithet

  1. : to give a name to : call

  2. : to mention or identify by name

  3. : to accuse by name

  1. : of, relating to, or bearing a name

  2. : appearing in the name of a literary or theatrical production

  3. : having an established reputation


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