Definition of lend one's name to in US English:

lend one's name to

phrase

  • Allow oneself to be publicly associated with.

    ‘he lent his name and prestige to the organizers of the project’
    • ‘So convinced is Sadie Frost of Joshi's philosophy that she has lent her name to his Feel Great range.’
    • ‘In the ensuing outcry, Chomsky lent his name to a letter praising Johnstone's ‘outstanding work’.’
    • ‘I'm surprised you're lending your name to such a cruel suppression of dissent, Stephen.’
    • ‘Polgar, a Hungarian native who lent her name to the center, will evaluate Georgia's strategies and techniques, DeLeon said.’
    • ‘After filmmaker Gus Van Sant also lent his name to the project, it was selected for the 2004 Sundance Film Festival, where the word spread.’
    • ‘The AC Milan footballer has lent his name to Riordan's apartment and villa complex, which will be known as Costa de Cabanas.’
    • ‘While I may not want a war in my name, there are quite a few other causes I don't want to lend my name to either.’
    • ‘Footballer and style icon David Beckham was not only conveniently seen buying some for his wife Victoria last Christmas but also lent his name to its children's range of clothing.’
    • ‘His brother, James, accepted Clarks had bought the rights to the name but said he was ‘delighted’ to lend his name to the campaign.’
    • ‘He traveled often and far, lectured, taught, lent his name to social causes and to institutions.’
    sponsor, finance, put up the money for, fund, subsidize, underwrite, promote, lend one's name to, be a patron of, act as guarantor of, support
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