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rename (riːˈneɪm Pronunciation for rename


verb (transitive)

  1. to change the name of (someone or something)


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Translations for 'rename'

  • British English: rename If you rename something, you change its name to a new name. VERBThe street was recently renamed in his honour.
  • Brazilian Portuguese: dar novo nome a
  • Chinese: 重新命名
  • European Spanish: poner nuevo nombre a
  • French: rebaptiser
  • German: umbenennen
  • Italian: ribattezzare
  • Japanese: 改名する
  • Korean: 새 이름을 붙이다
  • Portuguese: dar novo nome a
  • Spanish: poner nuevo nombre a

Example Sentences Including 'rename'

A more recent effort was to charge Abbey National Pounds 500,000 to rename itself Abbey.
Times, Sunday Times (2004)
Indeed, in the interests of honesty and accuracy, the ICC should forthwith proceed to rename the game it is pledged to protect.
The Advertiser, Sunday Mail (2004)
Now they kill the crew, repaint and rename the ship, change the flag and papers and steal the cargo, and any other cargo they can find.
One of the early decisions of the Islamist government in Kabul was to rename the country the Islamic State of Afghanistan.
Hiro, Dilip Between Marx and Muhammed
The official line is that E&Y wants to keep the division and rename it as advisory services.
Business Today (2000)
They were responding to a suggestion by Herald columnist Brian Rudman to buy and rename the island as a tribute to the champion yachtsman.
New Zealand Herald (2003)


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