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English definition of “name sb/sth after sb/sth”

name sb/sth after sb/sth

(US also name sb/sth for sb/sth) phrasal verb with name     /neɪm/ verb [T]
to give someone or something the same name as another person or thing: Paul was named after his grandad . She told us about his brother , Apollo, born in 1969 and named for the US astronauts ' mission to the moon .Names and titles
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