Meaning of “rename” in the English Dictionary

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"rename" in British English

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renameverb [ T ]

uk /ˌriːˈneɪm/ us /ˌriːˈneɪm/

to give something a new name:

You must rename the file before you save it.
The ship was sold, painted, and renamed the Suez Star.

(Definition of “rename” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"rename" in American English

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renameverb [ T ]

us /riˈneɪm/

to give something a new name:

Upon completion, the fort was renamed in honor of its commander.

(Definition of “rename” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"rename" in Business English

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renameverb [ T ]

uk /ˌriːˈneɪm/ us

to give something a new name:

It would be advisable to rename the file with a new file extension.
The company had been renamed on the change of ownership.

(Definition of “rename” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)