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  1. [noun] a language unit by which a person or thing is known; "his name really is George Washington"; "those are two names for the same thing"

  2. [noun] by the sanction or authority of; "halt in the name of the law"

  3. [noun] a person's reputation; "he wanted to protect his good name"

  4. [noun] a well-known or notable person; "they studied all the great names in the history of France"; "she is an important figure in modern music"
    Synonyms: figure, public figure

  5. [noun] family based on male descent; "he had no sons and there was no one to carry on his name"
    Synonyms: gens

  6. [noun] a defamatory or abusive word or phrase; "sticks and stones may break my bones but names can never hurt me"
    Synonyms: epithet

  7. [verb] assign a specified, proper name to; "They named their son David"; "The new school was named after the famous Civil Rights leader"
    Synonyms: call

  8. [verb] give the name or identifying characteristics of; refer to by name or some other identifying characteristic property; "Many senators were named in connection with the scandal"; "The almanac identifies the auspicious months"
    Synonyms: identify

  9. [verb] charge with a function; charge to be; "She was named Head of the Committee"; "She was made president of the club"
    Synonyms: nominate, make

  10. [verb] create and charge with a task or function; "nominate a committee"
    Synonyms: appoint, nominate, constitute

  11. [verb] mention and identify by name; "name your accomplices!"

  12. [verb] identify as in botany or biology, for example
    Synonyms: identify, discover, key, key out, distinguish, describe

  13. [verb] make reference to; "His name was mentioned in connection with the invention"
    Synonyms: mention, advert, bring up, cite, refer

  14. [verb] give or make a list of; name individually; give the names of; "List the states west of the Mississippi"
    Synonyms: list

  15. [verb] determine or distinguish the nature of a problem or an illness through a diagnostic analysis
    Synonyms: diagnose


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