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chris·ten

christen

 
 
pronunciation:
krI sn
part of speech: verb
inflections: christens, christening, christened
definition 1: to give a name to at baptism.
They christened their daughter Mary Katherine after her grandmother.
synonyms:
baptize
similar words:
dedicate
definition 2: to give a name to or dedicate.
He christened the sailboat "Little Joe" after his son.
synonyms:
name
similar words:
dedicate, style, term, title
derivation: christener (n.)