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English verb: rename

1. rename (communication) assign a new name to

SamplesMany streets in the former East Germany were renamed in 1990.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)call, name

2. rename (social) name again or anew

SamplesHe was renamed Minister of the Interior.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)make, name, nominate

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