Synonyms for name

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