dub - definition and synonyms

verb [transitive] 

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present tense
present participledubbing
past tensedubbed
past participledubbed
  1. 1
    mainly journalism to give someone or something a particular name or description, often a humorous one

    The press have dubbed her ‘the Quiet Princess’.

    The castle was dubbed the ‘pink palace’.

  2. 2
    to change an existing tape or recording by adding new sound to it
    1. b.
      [usually passive] cinema to replace the soundtrack of a film with one in a different language, so that the actors seem to be speaking the other language

      It was an English film dubbed into German.

  3. 3
    to give a man a knighthood (=a title given by a king or queen for special achievements or service to his country)