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

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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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* Remote Facilities Look to Manage Labeling More Independently: In many cases, remote sites need to manage labeling with a degree of autonomy at manufacturing plants, warehouses and distribution centers.
Not surprisingly, companies are looking to integrate their labeling with their cloud-based enterprise applications, and even deploy labeling solutions in the cloud.
Although on-demand printing of labels is still important for many businesses, integrating labeling with enterprise applications and existing business processes is a best practice for labeling in today's global supply chain.
Companies are either looking to integrate labeling with existing cloud-based systems or for solutions that can be part of the adoption of this deployment model.
"Supporting voluntary labeling with the `born and raised' definition is such an excellent position.
For labs just moving from labeling with permanent marker or a laser printer, print-on-demand labels are a good entry point for a labeling system that can withstand harsh elements and challenging lab conditions.