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English noun: badge

1. badge (communication) an emblem (a small piece of plastic or cloth or metal) that signifies your status (rank or membership or affiliation etc.)

SamplesThey checked everyone's badge before letting them in.

Broader (hypernym)allegory, emblem

Narrower (hyponym)black belt, blue ribbon, button, chevron, cordon bleu, grade insignia, I.D., ID, insignia, merit badge, stripe, stripe, stripes

2. badge (cognition) any feature that is regarded as a sign of status (a particular power or quality or rank)

SamplesWearing a tie was regarded as a badge of respectability.

Broader (hypernym)characteristic, feature

English verb: badge

1. badge (contact) put a badge on

SamplesThe workers here must be badged.

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

Broader (hypernym)label, mark, tag

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