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christen

Pronunciation: /ˈkrɪsən/

Translation of christen in Spanish:

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • 1.1 (baptize) bautizar* we christened him Daniel le pusimos Daniel, lo bautizamos con el nombre de Daniel
    Example sentences
    • The baby was christened in the Holy Family Church and will be called Niamh Mary.
    • She had twice asked a vicar to christen the baby.
    • She was born on June 16, 1886, and christened Helen Nora Wilson Low.
    1.2 (use for first time) (especially British English/especialmente inglés británico) [colloquial/familiar], estrenar
    Example sentences
    • Brown made his Yorkshire debut in the first friendly of the season against Derbyshire at Scarborough's South Cliff Golf Club, where several new holes were christened in the inter-county exchange.
    • I'm so glad I brought my walking pole, it's great for measuring bog depth before you leap in, my new boots have been well and truly christened now.
    • Several drinks later, comes the worst part of the day - what seems like a half-day trek through the mud, in the dark, uphill, to our tent in the newly christened Strummer field.

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