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Synonyms for (noun) name

Synonyms: name Definition: by the sanction or authority of Usage: halt in the name of the law

Similar words: sanction Definition: the act of final authorization Usage: it had the sanction of the church

Synonyms: name Definition: a language unit by which a person or thing is known Usage: his name really is George Washington; those are two names for the same thing

Similar words: linguistic unit, language unit Definition: one of the natural units into which linguistic messages can be analyzed

Synonyms: name, epithet Definition: a defamatory or abusive word or phrase

Similar words: defamation, traducement, hatchet job, calumniation, calumny, obloquy Definition: a false accusation of an offense or a malicious misrepresentation of someone's words or actions

Synonyms: gens, name Definition: family based on male descent Usage: he had no sons and there was no one to carry on his name

Similar words: family, family line, folk, kinfolk, kinsfolk, phratry, sept Definition: people descended from a common ancestor Usage: his family has lived in Massachusetts since the Mayflower

Synonyms: name, figure, public figure Definition: a well-known or notable person Usage: they studied all the great names in the history of France; she is an important figure in modern music

Similar words: important person, influential person, personage Definition: a person whose actions and opinions strongly influence the course of events

Synonyms: name Definition: a person's reputation Usage: he wanted to protect his good name

Similar words: reputation, repute Definition: the state of being held in high esteem and honor

Synonyms for (verb) name

Synonyms: diagnose, name Definition: determine or distinguish the nature of a problem or an illness through a diagnostic analysis

Similar words: study, examine, analyse, analyze, canvas, canvass Definition: consider in detail and subject to an analysis in order to discover essential features or meaning Usage: analyze a sonnet by Shakespeare; analyze the evidence in a criminal trial; analyze your real motives

Synonyms: list, name Definition: give or make a list of; name individually; give the names of Usage: List the states west of the Mississippi

Similar words: recite, enumerate, itemise, itemize Definition: specify individually Usage: She enumerated the many obstacles she had encountered; The doctor recited the list of possible side effects of the drug

Synonyms: name Definition: mention and identify by name Usage: name your accomplices!

Similar words: limit, set, specify, define, determine, fix Definition: decide upon or fix definitely Usage: fix the variables; specify the parameters

Synonyms: name, cite, bring up, advert, mention, refer Definition: make reference to Usage: His name was mentioned in connection with the invention

Similar words: have in mind, think of, mean Definition: intend to refer to Usage: I'm thinking of good food when I talk about France; Yes, I meant you when I complained about people who gossip!

Synonyms: name, identify Definition: give the name or identifying characteristics of; refer to by name or some other identifying characteristic property Usage: Many senators were named in connection with the scandal; The almanac identifies the auspicious months

Similar words: denote, refer Definition: have as a meaning Usage: `multi-' denotes `many'

Synonyms: name, call Definition: assign a specified (usually proper) proper name to Usage: They named their son David; The new school was named after the famous Civil Rights leader

Similar words: label Definition: assign a label to; designate with a label Usage: These students were labelled `learning disabled'

Synonyms: constitute, name, nominate, appoint Definition: create and charge with a task or function Usage: nominate a committee

Similar words: plant, establish, found, constitute, institute Definition: set up or lay the groundwork for Usage: establish a new department

Synonyms: nominate, name, make Definition: charge with a function; charge to be Usage: She was named Head of the Committee; She was made president of the club

Similar words: appoint, charge Definition: assign a duty, responsibility or obligation to Usage: He was appointed deputy manager; She was charged with supervising the creation of a concordance