- 1to describe someone as being something bad or unpleasant, especially unfairly brand somebody as something They were branded as liars and cheats. brand somebody + noun/adj. The newspapers branded her a hypocrite.
- 2brand something (with something) to mark an animal with a brand to show who owns it
NAmE//brænd//[often passive]Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they brand
he / she / it brands
past simple branded
-ing form branding