lend one's name

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of lend one's name

: to allow one's name to be associated (with something)
  • It's surprising that he would lend his name to such a venture.

Word by Word Definitions

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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