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christen

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Christianity
christenchris‧ten /ˈkrɪsən/ verb [transitive]  1 RRCto officially give a child its name at a Christian religious ceremonybaptize She was christened Sarah.2 CALL/DESCRIBE ASto give something or someone a name His fans christened him the king of rock. The new plane has been christened the Hawk.3 USE something informal to use something for the first time We haven’t christened the new garden chairs yet.
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Examples from the Corpus
christenRenata and Carla are what we were christened.He took refuge on Christmas Eve at a settlement he christened Bethlehem.His first wife christened Emily, affectionately and universally known as Pem died on Christmas Day 1988 after 53 years happy marriage.The band christened her "Mutti" after the German word for mother.They christened him Patrick John.Derek christened his new sports car "Lightning."The third boy, Diem, was born in 1901 and christened Jean-Baptiste in the cathedral at Hue.She was christened Jessica, but everyone calls her Jess.The engine was affectionately christened "Puffing Billy".We christened the new mugs that same night.Former first lady Barbara Bush officially christened the ship.Yet, presumably, they would want him to christen their baby?The troops did not appreciate the lack of comfort on cars 10-21 and christened them cattle-trucks.Compton proposed that the quantum of light could act as if it were a particle, and he christened this the photon.
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Verb table
christen
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theychristen
he, she, itchristens
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theychristened
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave christened
he, she, ithas christened
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad christened
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill christen
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have christened
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam christening
he, she, itis christening
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you, we, theyare christening
Past
I, he, she, itwas christening
you, we, theywere christening
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been christening
he, she, ithas been christening
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been christening
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be christening
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been christening
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