label - definition and synonyms

verb [transitive] 

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present tense
present participlelabelling
past tenselabelled
past participlelabelled
  1. 1
    to put a label on an object

    These three bottles must be clearly labelledPoison’.

    label something with something:

    She labelled all her pictures with the name and date.

  2. 2
    to use a word or phrase to describe someone or something, especially one that is not completely fair or true
    label someone/something as something:

    We shouldn’t label these boys as criminals so early in their lives.

    label someone/something something:

    Her latest movie has been labelled a disaster by the critics.

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noun [uncountable]