name sb/sth after sb/sth Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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name sb/sth after sb/sth

(US also name sb/sth for sb/sth)
phrasal verb with name uk   us   /neɪm/ verb [T]
to give someone or something the same ​name as another ​person or thing: Paul was ​named after his ​grandfather. She told us about his ​brother, Apollo, ​born in 1969 and ​named for the US ​astronauts' ​mission to the ​moon.
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in Chinese (Simplified) 用…的名字给…命名…
in Chinese (Traditional) 用…的名字給…命名…
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