put a name to (someone or something)

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put a name to (someone or something)

To recall the name of someone or something. Usually used in the negative. I know we went to high school together, but I can't put a name to him. There's some form you have to fill out in order to claim the benefit, but I can't put a name to it at the moment.
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put a name to

know or manage to remember what someone or something is called.
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put a ˈname to somebody/something

know or remember what somebody/something is called: I recognize his face but I can’t put a name to it.
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