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name

noun

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2 an act or expression showing scorn and usually intended to hurt another's feelings
  • quit calling her names

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3 outward and often deceptive indication
  • a celebrity who is the head of the charitable organization in name only

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4 overall quality as seen or judged by people in general
  • has a good name among fellow marine biologists

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5 a person who is widely known and usually much talked about
  • managed to get several names to appear at the restaurant's opening

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name

verb

Synonyms & Antonyms of name (Entry 2 of 3)

1 to give a name to
  • decided to name her new puppy "Bubbles"

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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

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3 to pick (someone) by one's authority for a specific position or duty
  • was named the provost of the university

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4 to decide to accept (someone or something) from a group of possibilities
  • you don't like my offer? Just name your price

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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

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name

adjective

Synonyms & Antonyms of name (Entry 3 of 3)

having a good reputation especially in a field of knowledge
  • the university's physics department boasts a number of name physicists

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The first known use of name was before the 12th century

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name

nameable

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“Name.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/name. Accessed 16 Jan. 2022.

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