term - definition and synonyms

verb [transitive] [often passive] 

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/tɜː(r)m/
present tense
I/you/we/theyterm
he/she/itterms
present participleterming
past tensetermed
past participletermed
  1. to use a particular word or phrase to describe or refer to someone or something

    One critic termed him ‘the finest essayist in the United States’.

    Some of our victories this season could be termed lucky.