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christen

verb [T] uk   /ˈkrɪs.ən/ us  

christen verb [T] (GIVE NAME)

to give a baby a name at a Christian ceremony and make him or her a member of the Christian Church: She's being christened in June. [+ noun] She was christened Maria. to give a person a name based on a characteristic that they have: We christened him "Slowcoach" because he took so long to do anything.

christen verb [T] (USE FIRST)

informal to use something for the first time: I'm going to christen my new walking boots on Saturday.
(Definition of christen from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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