dub (v.) Old form(s): dub'd
invest with the status of, style
H5 II.ii.120[King Henry to Scroop] to dub thee with the name of traitor
R3 I.i.82[Richard to Clarence, of Queen Elizabeth and Mistress Shore] our brother dubbed them gentlewomen
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