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Definition 1: look on as or consider - [verb of cognition]

Samples where be known as or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • she looked on this affair as a joke
  • He thinks of himself as a brilliant musician
  • He is reputed to be intelligent

Synonyms for be known as in the sense of this definition

(be known as is a kind of ...) judge or regard; look upon; judge

"I think he is very smart" "I believe her to be very smart" "I think that he is her boyfriend" "The racist conceives such people to be inferior"

Definition 2: assign a specified (usually proper) proper name to - [verb of communication]

Samples where be known as or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • They named their son David
  • The new school was named after the famous Civil Rights leader

Synonyms for be known as in the sense of this definition

(be known as is a kind of ...) assign a label to; designate with a label

"These students were labelled `learning disabled'"

(... is a kind of be known as ) assign a new name to

"Many streets in the former East Germany were renamed in 1990"

(... is a kind of be known as ) administer baptism to

"The parents had the child baptized"

(... is a kind of be known as ) use a name to designate

"Christians refer to the mother of Jesus as the Virgin Mary"

(... is a kind of be known as ) designate by an identifying term

"They styled their nation `The Confederate States'"

(... is a kind of be known as ) give a nickname to

(... is a kind of be known as ) give a title to

(... is a kind of be known as ) name formally or designate with a term

(... is a kind of be known as ) provide with a name or nickname

(be known as has a similar meaning as ...) ascribe a quality to or give a name of a common noun that reflects a quality

"He called me a bastard" "She called her children lazy and ungrateful"

(be known as has a similar meaning as ...) greet, as with a prescribed form, title, or name

"He always addresses me with `Sir'" "Call me Mister" "She calls him by first name"

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