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brand

noun badge, colophon, copyright label, earmark, emblem, hallmark, identification mark, identiiication tag, impress, imprint, insignia, label, mark, nota, owner's mark, owner's sign, piste, seal, sigil, sign, signet, smirch, stain, stamp, sticker, stigma, stigmatism, tag, taint, ticket, token, trade name, trademark, watermark
Associated concepts: brand name

brand

(Mark), verb autograph, blaze, distinguish by mark, earmark, emblaze, emboss, endorse, engrave, identify, impress, imprint, inscribe, label, notam homini inurere, notare, print, put a mark on, put an indication on, seal, sign, stamp, tag

brand

(Stigmatize), verb asperse, attaint, besmear, bespatter, blacken, blot, bring into discredit, cast a slur upon, cast aspersions at, corrupt, debase, decry, defame, defile, deride, derogate, dirty, discredit, disgrace, dishonor, disparage, excite disapprobation, hold up to shame, impugn, involve in shame, malign, pillory, put to shame, reflect upon, slur, smear, smirch, smudge, soil, stain, sully, taint, tar, throw dishonor upon, vilify, vilipend
Associated concepts: libel, reputation, slander
See also: arraign, attaint, burn, class, classify, condemn, defame, denigrate, denounce, derogate, disapprove, discredit, disgrace, dishonor, disparagement, disrepute, earmark, humiliate, ignominy, implicate, indicant, indication, infamy, involve, kind, label, manner, onus, opprobrium, pillory, reproach, scandal, shame, smear, specialty, stamp, stigma, sully, tarnish, trademark

TO BRAND. An ancient mode of punishment, which was to inflict a mark on an offender with a hot iron. This barbarous punishment has been generally disused.

References in classic literature ?
Has a small scar over her eye, a good many teeth missing, the letter A is branded on her cheek and forehead.
His back very much scarred by the whip; and branded on the thigh and hips in three or four places, thus (J M).
No need to say 'this one was doomed to die;' for there were the words broadly stamped and branded on his face.
The man has been branded at some time as they brand cattle.
Today, the thousands of brokers in 300 offices in 50 different countries around the world are all one happily branded family covered by the CB Richard Ellis umbrella.
Pick a topic that aligns with how you want to be branded, develop a speech or presentation that fits the category, and then volunteer to speak at a luncheon or some other event.
Today, if a branded company isn't providing value, the retailer probably will put its own brand on the shelves.
As Charles Newman, senior group manager of market research at Lever Brothers, once said, "You may buy a whole fleet of bakery trucks, but the branded stuff that goes inside is what drives it.
Brand equity is that incremental value that accrues to a product when it is branded.
Texaco also finished one spot lower in terms of national brand margins than Chevron, but had the best branded margins in a whopping 10 states.