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English definition of “christen”

christen

verb [T]    /ˈkrɪs·ən/
to call a person , esp . a baby , a Christian through the ceremony of baptism and by naming the person : The parents christened their second child Maria . If a ship is christened, it is officially given its name : The First Lady christened the ship , “ USS Arizona.” If you christen something new, you use it for the first time : I’m going to christen my new golf clubs this week . christening    /ˈkrɪs·ə·nɪŋ/ noun [C] We celebrated the christening of my boss’s new baby in grand style .
(Definition of christen verb from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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