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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 (Traditional) 用…的名字給…命名…
in Chinese (Simplified) 用…的名字给…命名…
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