label with

label (someone, something, or oneself) with (something)

1. To imprint or inscribe an identifying or descriptive symbol, word, or name on someone or something. Be sure to label any food you keep in the staff fridge with your name so no one else accidentally eats it. They labeled him with all manner of slurs because of his stance on the issue.
2. To use something to imprint or inscribe an identifying symbol, word, or name on someone or something. Even though we all have our own cabinets, he still labels all his food with a black permanent marker. They labeled us with bright neon stamps so the bartenders knew we were old enough to drink.
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label someone or something with something

to mark or identify someone or something with something. They labeled each person who had paid the admission fee with a symbol stamped on the hand. I labeled each book with my name.
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Should the FDA and USDA require labels to tag each nutrient on a food's nutrition label with words like "low," "medium," "high," and "very high"?
The perforation, working with the film's orientation (low tear strength), permits consumers to break the seal and remove the label with a simple twist.