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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.

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Aldi has become the biggest hard discounter in Europe with over 6,000 stores, but the new management follows the same philosophy of keeping things simple, says Brandes, who was with the company from 1971 to 1986 and currently works as a consultant.
Thus Brandes is far too sanguine about America's current ability to control war profits.
And men who suffer insomnia due to depression often aren't aware of the psychological cause because they experience depression so differently from women, said Brandes.
Brandes guesses that one day bottom-up and top-down researchers will together forge a complete chain of events--from the simplest raw materials to a collection of molecules that qualifies as being alive.
State Street has an extensive relationship with Brandes and provides custody, fund accounting and fund administration services in addition to investment restriction reporting, performance and analytics, securities lending, commission recapture, investment management, transaction cost analysis and fair value pricing for its 14 retail mutual fund products in Canada, as well as for two funds in the United States.
Brandes travelled from Berlin in reply to an internet advertisement seeking a young man for ``slaughter and consumption.
Meiwes, calling himself Franky, sent out hundreds of emails to cannibal web sites before Brandes offered himself up as a victim.
Brandes and his Canadian colleagues describe their findings in the May 18 JOURNAL OF THE NATIONAL CANCER INSTITUTE.
Brandes joins Bay Grove after a nine year tenure at Shorenstein Properties LLC, a large real estate private equity firm that has sponsored funds totaling $6.
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Some of the greatest sledges of all timea:Eddo Brandes of Zimbabwe to Australia's Glenn McGrath.
Computer expert Meiwes's victim, Juergen Brandes, agreed to be drugged, killed and eaten.