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Religious ContextPlay
Used specifically in Christian ceremonies where a baby is given a name. SlideThe family gathered in church to christen their newborn, Emma.
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Not Just BaptismPlay
While often associated with baptism, 'christen' may simply mean naming without the full ceremony. SlideAunt Lucy will christen her granddaughter in a small private ceremony.
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Figurative UsePlay
Sometimes used figuratively to refer to naming anything considered precious. SlideThey're going to christen their vintage car 'Betsy' at the car show.