to change the name of (someone or something)
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How to use rename in a sentence
Expect a movement pressuring CBS to rename it “The David Letterman Theater,” but then, that would be mean to Ed.
Dr. Betty Shabazz worked with Mayor Edward Koch to rename Lenox Avenue in Harlem, to Malcolm X Boulevard.How Betty Shabazz Persevered After Her Husband, Malcolm X, Was Killed | Ilyasah Shabazz | February 2, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Instead, the chamber found time to rename 60 post-office branches and attempted to repeal the health-care law for the 33rd time.
Another was an offer to rename a suite "the Warlock Room" in his honor.
It required neither time nor confectionery to enable these two members of the family to rename the third.Virginia: The Old Dominion | Frank W. Hutchins and Cortelle Hutchins
During the siege, the people wished to entirely destroy the palace and rename the place the Piazza dei Muli.The Story of Florence | Edmund G. Gardner
If we only could rename it, she answered, I certainly would find a pretty Indian name.Boy Scouts in Glacier Park | Walter Prichard Eaton
Uncommon nonsense about the war—so we must rename Mr. Shaw's production!
Suppose we do rename them, we shall have to explain that they are the old pecans under the new names.