Definition of rename in English:



  • Give a new name to.

    ‘after independence Celebes was renamed Sulawesi’
    • ‘It appears fully satisfied with the idea that renaming the Outreach Fund will eliminate the stigma of race and gender preferences.’
    • ‘After being dropped by Maverick, the original band once again reforms, renaming themselves the Soul Brains.’
    • ‘The area was later renamed after an owner John le Boteler, the name becoming Butler Hills and later corrupted to Butter Hills.’
    • ‘Perhaps Treasury could be renamed the Department of Unemployment Expansion.’
    • ‘Now a member of parliament proposes a motion - that is more drastic - to rename towns and cities with their pre-colonial names.’
    • ‘The television spin off was renamed Moose Factory and featured a native actor from Timmins.’
    • ‘Petrograd was renamed Leningrad in his honour - its third name change.’
    • ‘The city is loath to rename an existing street name and has offered a small park outside of the Papineau metro as an alternative.’
    • ‘The album was originally titled Anything But Ordinary but was renamed Let Go.’
    • ‘At some point it was officially renamed Jinnah Road, but the old name persists.’
    • ‘Almost all of them have been renamed after Indian leaders since Independence.’
    • ‘Harry has decided to rename anything with an awful name, and they get onto the subject of what names mean.’
    • ‘It's the story of a gang of kids known as the Hell Hounds, who, renaming themselves the Helping Hands, establish a secret sanctuary for abused children.’
    • ‘You can rename these if you'd like by clicking on the name of the track and typing something else.’
    • ‘He said renaming the north-side extension Great Canadian Way will make for directional clarity in the area.’
    • ‘The zone, like so much else about the occupation, has simply been renamed.’
    • ‘At the summit meeting, the leaders discussed renaming the group to better reflect its new initiatives and composition.’
    • ‘After the war, Saigon was renamed Ho Chi Minh City (though it is still well known by its old name).’
    • ‘Since then the agency has been renamed the Office of Disaster Preparedness and Management.’
    • ‘We were messing around with some friends and thought it would be funny if they renamed it the Deathstar.’