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name as in 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"
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name as in a person's reputation
  • "he wanted to protect his good name"
name as in family based on male descent
  • "he had no sons and there was no one to carry on his name"

Synonyms

  • gens family based on male descent
name as in 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 judge to be probable ; be or play a part of or in; imagine; make a mathematical calculation or computation ; understand; a diagram or picture illustrating textual material; alternative names for the body of a human being; one of the elements that collectively form a system of numeration; a model of a bodily form (especially of a person); a well-known or notable person; a combination of points and lines and planes that form a visible palpable shape ; an amount of money expressed numerically; the impression produced by a person; the property possessed by a sum or total or indefinite quantity of units or individuals; language used in a figurative or nonliteral sense ; a unitary percept having structure and coherence that is the object of attention and that stands out against a ground ; a decorative or artistic work; a predetermined set of movements in dancing or skating
  • public figure a well-known or notable person
name as in by the sanction or authority of
  • "halt in the name of the law"
name as in a defamatory or abusive word or phrase

    Synonyms

    • epithet a defamatory or abusive word or phrase ; descriptive word or phrase
    name as in assign a specified (usually proper) proper name to
    • "They named their son David"
    • "The new school was named after the famous Civil Rights leader"

    Synonyms

    • call a telephone connection; a special disposition (as if from a divine source) to pursue a particular course; a loud utterance; a demand especially in the phrase "the call of duty" ; the characteristic sound produced by a bird; a brief social visit; a demand by a broker that a customer deposit enough to bring his margin up to the minimum requirement ; a demand for a show of hands in a card game; a request; an instruction that interrupts the program being executed; a visit in an official or professional capacity; (sports) the decision made by an umpire or referee; the option to buy a given stock (or stock index or commodity future) at a given price before a given date ; assign a specified (usually proper) proper name to; ascribe a quality to or give a name of a common noun that reflects a quality; get or try to get into communication (with someone) by telephone; utter a sudden loud cry; order, request, or command to come; pay a brief visit; call a meeting; read aloud to check for omissions or absentees; send a message or attempt to reach someone by radio, phone, etc.; utter a characteristic note or cry; stop or postpone because of adverse conditions, such as bad weather; greet, as with a prescribed form, title, or name; make a stop in a harbour; demand payment of (a loan); make a demand, as for a card or a suit or a show of hands; give the calls (to the dancers) for a square dance ; indicate a decision in regard to; make a prediction about; require the presentation of for redemption before maturation; challenge (somebody) to make good on a statement; declare in the capacity of an umpire or referee; lure by imitating the characteristic call of an animal; order or request or give a command for; order, summon, or request for a specific duty or activity, work, role; utter in a loud voice or announce; challenge the sincerity or truthfulness of; consider or regard as being; rouse somebody from sleep with a call
    • know as assign a specified (usually proper) proper name to; look on as or consider
    • be known as assign a specified (usually proper) proper name to; look on as or consider
    name as in 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 recognize as being; give the name or identifying characteristics of; consider (oneself) as similar to somebody else; conceive of as united or associated; identify as in botany or biology, for example ; consider to be equal or the same
    name as in charge with a function
    • "charge to be"
    • "She was named Head of the Committee"
    • "She was made president of the club"

    Synonyms

    • nominate propose as a candidate for some honor ; put forward; charge with a function; create and charge with a task or function
    • make a recognizable kind; the act of mixing cards haphazardly ; engage in; give certain properties to something; make or cause to be or to become; cause to do; give rise to; create or manufacture a man-made product; make, formulate, or derive in the mind; compel or make somebody or something to act in a certain way; create by artistic means; earn on some commercial or business transaction; create or design, often in a certain way; to compose or represent; reach a goal; be or be capable of being changed or made into; make by shaping or bringing together constituents; perform or carry out; make by combining materials and parts; change from one form into another; act in a certain way so as to acquire; charge with a function; achieve a point or goal; reach a destination, either real or abstract; institute, enact, or establish; carry out or commit; form by assembling individuals or constituents; organize or be responsible for; put in order or neaten; head into a specified direction; have a bowel movement; undergo fabrication or creation; be suitable for; add up to; amount to; constitute the essence of; appear to begin an activity; proceed along a path; reach in time; gather and light the materials for; prepare for eating by applying heat; induce to have sex; assure the success of; represent fictitiously, as in a play, or pretend to be or act like; consider as being; calculate as being; cause to be enjoyable or pleasurable; favor the development of; develop into; behave in a certain way; eliminate urine
    name as in create and charge with a task or function
    • "nominate a committee"

    Synonyms

    • appoint create and charge with a task or function; assign a duty, responsibility or obligation to; furnish
    • nominate propose as a candidate for some honor ; put forward; charge with a function; create and charge with a task or function
    • constitute form or compose; create and charge with a task or function; to compose or represent; set up or lay the groundwork for
    name as in mention and identify by name
    • "name your accomplices!"
    name as in make reference to
    • "His name was mentioned in connection with the invention"

    Synonyms

    • mention make reference to; make mention of; commend; a remark that calls attention to something or someone; a short note recognizing a source of information or of a quoted passage; an official recognition of merit
    • advert a public promotion of some product or service ; give heed (to); make a more or less disguised reference to; make reference to
    • bring up summon into action or bring into existence, often as if by magic; look after a child until it is an adult; promote from a lower position or rank; raise from a lower to a higher position; cause to come to a sudden stop; put forward for consideration or discussion; make reference to; cause to load (an operating system) and start the initial processes
    • cite a short note recognizing a source of information or of a quoted passage; make reference to; commend; refer to; repeat a passage from; refer to for illustration or proof; advance evidence for ; call in an official matter, such as to attend court
    • refer make reference to; be relevant to; think of, regard, or classify under a subsuming principle or with a general group or in relation to another; send or direct for treatment, information, or a decision; seek information from; have as a meaning; use a name to designate
    name as in identify as in botany or biology, for example

      Synonyms

      • identify recognize as being; give the name or identifying characteristics of; consider (oneself) as similar to somebody else; conceive of as united or associated; identify as in botany or biology, for example ; consider to be equal or the same
      • discover discover or determine the existence, presence, or fact of; get to know or become aware of, usually accidentally; make a discovery, make a new finding; make a discovery; find unexpectedly; make known to the public information that was previously known only to a few people or that was meant to be kept a secret; see for the first time; identify as in botany or biology, for example
      • key serving as an essential component; identify as in botany or biology, for example ; provide with a key; vandalize a car by scratching the sides with a key; regulate the musical pitch of ; harmonize with or adjust to; metal device shaped in such a way that when it is inserted into the appropriate lock the lock's mechanism can be rotated ; something crucial for explaining; pitch of the voice; any of 24 major or minor diatonic scales that provide the tonal framework for a piece of music ; a kilogram of a narcotic drug; a winged often one-seed indehiscent fruit as of the ash or elm or maple ; United States lawyer and poet who wrote a poem after witnessing the British attack on Baltimore during the War of 1812; a coral reef off the southern coast of Florida ; (basketball) a space (including the foul line) in front of the basket at each end of a basketball court; a list of answers to a test; a list of words or phrases that explain symbols or abbreviations ; a generic term for any device whose possession entitles the holder to a means of access; mechanical device used to wind another device that is driven by a spring (as a clock) ; the central building block at the top of an arch or vault ; a lever (as in a keyboard) that actuates a mechanism when depressed
      • key out identify as in botany or biology, for example
      • distinguish mark as different; detect with the senses; be a distinctive feature, attribute, or trait; make conspicuous or noteworthy ; identify as in botany or biology, for example
      • describe give a description of; to give an account or representation of in words; make a mark or lines on a surface; identify as in botany or biology, for example
      name as in give or make a list of
      • "name individually"
      • "give the names of"
      • "List the states west of the Mississippi"

      Synonyms

      • list a database containing an ordered array of items (names or topics) ; the property possessed by a line or surface that departs from the vertical; give or make a list of; include in a list; cause to lean to the side; tilt to one side; enumerate
      name as in determine or distinguish the nature of a problem or an illness through a diagnostic analysis

        Synonyms

        • diagnose determine or distinguish the nature of a problem or an illness through a diagnostic analysis ; subject to a medical analysis

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