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Language: Old English
Origin: cristnian, from cristen 'Christian', from Latin christianus; CHRISTIAN2

christen

verb
     
Related topics: Christianity
chris‧ten [transitive]
1RRC to officially give a child its name at a Christian religious ceremony [↪ baptize]:
She was christened Sarah.
2 to give something or someone a name:
His fans christened him the king of rock.
The new plane has been christened the Hawk.
3 informal to use something for the first time:
We haven't christened the new garden chairs yet.

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