Definition of rename verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

rename

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ˌriːˈneɪm//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌriːˈneɪm//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they rename
BrE BrE//ˌriːˈneɪm//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌriːˈneɪm//
 
he / she / it renames
BrE BrE//ˌriːˈneɪmz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌriːˈneɪmz//
 
past simple renamed
BrE BrE//ˌriːˈneɪmd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌriːˈneɪmd//
 
past participle renamed
BrE BrE//ˌriːˈneɪmd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌriːˈneɪmd//
 
-ing form renaming
BrE BrE//ˌriːˈneɪmɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌriːˈneɪmɪŋ//
 
 
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to give somebody/something a new name rename something to rename a street rename something + noun Leningrad was renamed St Petersburg.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: rename