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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And she became a patron of the arts, lending her name to the school of the arts at the University of California, Irvine.
But without Jolie lending her name, the issue wouldn't have been pushed up the political agenda at all.
Lending her name to a famous brand, who was the Greek Goddess of Victory?
Brian Dubin, the WMA agent who helped put the pact together, says Johansson isn't just lending her name to a pre-existing line.
Carol Vorderman, who is lending her name to the challenge, said: "It is crucial our children have creative and enthusiastic maths teachers.
(Even Lola had a job, with the boss from hell, no less.) On top of the coaching and the acting, Verdon seemed always to be helping out charity-seekers and benefit-throwers, lending her name and her presence to everything from a Paul Taylor gala (where she danced with Rudolf Nureyev and Mikhail Baryshnikov!) to local fund-raisers near her Long Island summer home (where she also staged a Nutcracker one year).