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Name, vb. 1) to call: “teach me how to n. the bigger light,” Tp. I, 2, 335. “do not n. Silvia thine,” Gent. V, 4, 128. “which we may n. tough,” LLL I, 2, 18. “fairer than tongue can n. thee,” R3 I, 2, 81. “a servant --d Lucilius,” Tim. I, 1, 111.
2) to give a name or appellation to: “my father --d me Autolycus,” Wint. IV, 3, 24. “we will not n. desert before his birth,” Troil. III, 2, 101. “he whom my father --d? your Edgar?” Lr. II, 1, 94. == to give a title to: “nobly --d so,” Cor. II, 3, 251. “henceforth be earls, the first that ever Scotland in such an honour --d,” Mcb. V, 8, 64.
3) to mention by name, to specify: “when thou didst n. the boar, I feared thy fortune,” Ven. 641. “--ing thy name blesses an ill report,” Sonn. 95, 8. “I guess the sequel; and yet I will not n. it,” Gent. II, 1, 123. “never n. her, if she be a whore,” Wiv. IV, 1, 65. Meas. III, 1, 102. Ado III, 1, 18. LLL I, 2, 71. III, 167. Mids. I, 2, 20. Mids. I, 2, 20 III, 1, 37. Merch. I, 2, 40. As V, 4, 96. Tw. I, 2, 28. III, 4, 414. Wint. I, 2, 386. IV, 1, 23. IV, 2, 24. H4A IV, 3, 48. H4B II, 2, 120. H8 I, 2, 60. Mcb. II, 3, 70. Lr. I, 1, 73 etc.
4) to appoint, to designate, to nominate: “n. the day of marriage,” Ado II, 1, 311. “you may n. the time,” R3 III, 4, 19. “the event is yet to n. the winner,” Cymb. III, 5, 15. “Marcius, whom late you have --d for consul,” Cor. III, 1, 196. “and n. thee in election for the empire,” Tit. I, 183. “he is already --d,” Mcb. II, 4, 31.
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