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English definition of “christen”

christen

verb [T] (GIVE NAME)    /ˈkrɪs.ən/
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.Religious ceremonies and prayers 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.Names and titles
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