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name (one) as

1. To choose, select, or appoint one to some role or position. The board of directors named Steve Bobs as the new CEO of the company. My lawyers advised me to name my son as the executor of my estate.
2. To assign one a particular descriptor or characterization. The village elders named the man as a traitor, banishing him to the wastelands forever. The new video debunks the entrepreneur's claims, naming her as a complete fraud.
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name someone as something

to select someone as something. The mayor named Karen as corporate council. The president named himself as chairman of the new committee.
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