christen - definition and synonyms

verb [transitive] 

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present tense
present participlechristening
past tensechristened
past participlechristened
  1. 1
    [often passive] to perform a religious ceremony during which a baby is made a member of the Christian religion and given a name
    christen someone/something:

    She was christened ‘Annabel’.

  2. 2
    to give a name to someone or something
  3. 3
    informal to use something for the first time