lend (one's) name to (something)

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lend (one's) name to (something)

To give one's formal and public support to something; to allow oneself or one's name to be associated with something. Now that we've got a big movie star lending his name to our campaign, we're finally starting to get the traction we've wanted.
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lend your name to something

allow yourself to be publicly associated with something.
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lend your ˈname to something

(formal) let it be known in public that you support or agree with something: Famous actors sometimes lend their names to political causes.
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