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

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

To assign a particular descriptive category or characterization to someone, something, or oneself. Often used in passive constructions. I wouldn't label myself as a perfectionist by any means, but I do like to make sure I do a job right. He has been labeled as a traitor by the government after releasing classified military documents to the public. It's easy to label flashy cars like that as needless emblems of affluence, but once you get behind the wheel of one, you'll realize how wonderful they actually are to drive.
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label someone or something as something

to designate someone or something as something. She labeled him as an uncouth person. We labeled the committee as a worthless organization.
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A growing interest in the use of labels as a tool to create a strong brand identity will provide favorable opportunities for labels in the primary packaging industry, as will a rising interest in labels as a means of serving value-added functions such as enhancing security and providing expanded product information.
The pace of adoption of full-body, 3600 shrink labels as a way to boost the marketing appeal of blow molded bottles is accelerating (see PT, Aug.