be known as

  1. assign a specified (usually proper) proper name to
    They named their son David
    The new school was named after the famous Civil Rights leader
  2. look on as or consider
    He thinks of himself as a brilliant musician
    she looked on this affair as a joke
    He is reputed to be intelligent
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How To Use be known as In A Sentence

  • For example, spending problems began to be evident in the early years of the Roman Empire, and they became huge in the third century C.E. Perhaps as early as the third century B.C.E., Rome began minting a gold coin that came to be known as the aureus. News
  • Work is under way at Summerlin Avenue and South Street on a $30 million, seven-story building that will be known as the GAI Building. SplicedFeed
  • The two leading cases on so-called surreptitious entry, or what have come to be known as “sneak and peek” searches, came to very similar conclusions…. Using the Drug "War" to Expand Government Power
  • Because many books were robbed of steel engravings to put into Granger's history, such mutilation came to be known as grangerizing.
  • Around 1850, these started to be known as antimacassars.
  • The claim that there is a key diachronic element to the justification of memory belief has come to be known as preservationism. Epistemological Problems of Memory
  • This design came to be known as the Oriental style.
  • He wanted to be known as madder than Michael, as even more frightening. Maura's Game
  • And Paris, who already has trouble -- we have trouble sometimes figuring out who she is, or what she is, other than a "celebutante", the last thing she needs to be known as, forever, is a convict. CNN Transcript May 16, 2007
  • The group pioneered a new style of heavy rock, that came to be known as thrash metal. Times, Sunday Times
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