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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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Besides name recognition, Sanford's campaign staff was a big factor for his result, according to Tompkins.
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While his national reputation has flourished - a leading political publication said in 2000 that he would be a force in the Democratic party if he could temper his ``leftish'' views - his lack of name recognition outside his congressional district has been a weakness in his campaign for mayor.
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This emphasis on the MetLife name reinforces the value of the brand, which enjoys virtually 100 percent name recognition.
High name recognition that puts her among the state's best-known elected officials.
State Farm's market presence is the result of its tremendous brand name recognition, cost-efficient exclusive agents, strong customer loyalty and diversified financial service capabilities.
District Attorney challenger Steve Cooley has less name recognition than incumbent Gil Garcetti but he would easily defeat the county's top prosecutor if an election were held today, according to poll results released Monday.
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You cannot use public money to gain personal name recognition,'' he said, explaining that the use of names creates an identity for future election purposes.