name for

name for
name after (or N American name for)
To give (a child) the same name as another person, in honour of that person
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ˈname for [transitive] [present tense I/you/we/they name for he/she/it names for present participle naming for past tense named for past participle named for] american phrasal verb
to give a place or an object the same name as a person or another thing

The prize is named for the late Mexican writer, Juan Rulfo.

Thesaurus: to name, or to have a particular namesynonym general words for names, and types of namehyponym
Main entry: name

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