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Synonyms of 'label'

(noun) 
Definition
a piece of card or other material attached to an object to show its contents, ownership, use, or destination
He peered at the label on the bottle.
Synonyms
tag
Staff wore name tags and called inmates by their first names.
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ticket
a price ticket
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tab
a small red tab sewn on to the side of the pocket
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marker
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sticker
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docket mainly British)
The clerk asked me to sign the docket.
(noun) 
Definition
a brief descriptive term given to a person, group, or school of thought
Her concerts earned the label of the greatest performer on earth.
Synonyms
epithet
players who fitted their manager's epithet of `headless chickens'
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description
He gave a description of the surgery he was about to perform.
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characterization
(noun) 
designer labels
Synonyms
brand
The brand on the barrel stood for Elbert Anderson and Uncle Sam.
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mark
Each book was adorned with the publisher's mark at the bottom of the spine.
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trademark
The fabric carries a Pure New Wool trademark.
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brand name
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trade name
(verb) 
Definition
to attach a label to
The produce was labelled `Made in China'.
Synonyms
tag
Important trees were tagged to protect them from machinery.
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mark
I added a code to mark the document as genuine.
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stamp
They had stamped me as a bad woman.
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flag
I promise to flag these things more clearly.
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sticker
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docket mainly British)
(verb) 
Definition
to describe or classify in a word or phrase
Too often the press are labelled as irresponsible.
Synonyms
brand
The owner couldn't be bothered to brand the cattle.
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classify
Rocks can be classified according to their mode of origin.
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describe
Even his allies describe him as forceful, aggressive and determined.
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class
I would class my garden as being medium in size.
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call
They called their daughter Mischa.
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name
My mother insisted on naming me Horace.
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identify
I tried to identify her perfume.
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define
How exactly do you define reasonable behaviour?
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designate
I live in Exmoor, which is designated as a national park.
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characterize
This election campaign has been characterized by violence.
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categorize
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pigeonhole
I don't want to be pigeonholed as a kids' presenter.

Additional synonyms

in the sense of call
Definition
to name
They called their daughter Mischa.
Synonyms
in the sense of characterize
Definition
to be a characteristic of
This election campaign has been characterized by violence.
in the sense of class
Definition
to place in a class
I would class my garden as being medium in size.
Synonyms

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