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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)
verb [T] uk phrasal verb with name   /neɪm/ us  
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.
(Definition of name sb/sth after sb/sth from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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