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  • a defamatory or abusive word or phrase
  • by the sanction or authority of
    • halt in the name of the law
  • 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
  • family based on male descent
    • he had no sons and there was no one to carry on his name
  • a person's reputation
    • he wanted to protect his good name
  • 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
  • determine or distinguish the nature of a problem or an illness through a diagnostic analysis
  • give or make a list of; name individually; give the names of
    • List the states west of the Mississippi
  • identify as in botany or biology, for example
  • make reference to
    • His name was mentioned in connection with the invention
  • mention and identify by name
    • name your accomplices!
  • create and charge with a task or function
    • nominate a committee
  • charge with a function; charge to be
    • She was named Head of the Committee
    • She was made president of the club
  • 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
  • assign a specified (usually proper) proper name to
    • They named their son David
    • The new school was named after the famous Civil Rights leader
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