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Meaning of “name” - Learner’s Dictionary

name

verb [T]     /neɪm/
GIVE A NAME B1 to give someone or something a name: [+ two objects] We named our first son Mike. A young boy named Peter answered the phone.Names and titles
SAY NAME B1 to say what the name of someone or something is: [often passive] The dead man has been named as John Kramer. She cannot be named for legal reasons.Names and titles
ANNOUNCE B2 to announce who has got a new job or won a prize: [+ two objects] She has been named manager of the new Edinburgh branch.Announcing, informing and stating
you name it something that you say that means anything you say or choose: I've never seen such a wide selection. You name it, they've got it.Taking and choosing
(Definition of name verb from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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