name for

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name for (third-person singular simple present names for, present participle naming for, simple past and past participle named for)

  1. To intentionally give someone the same name or a derivation of the same name as another person, place, or thing.

Usage notes[edit]

The object of the sentence may be inserted between the inflection of name and the word for; e.g.: the scientist names the germs he discovers for famous pop artists; or the scientist discovers germs, which he names for famous pop artists.

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