Identify Definition

identified, identifies, identifying
identified, identifies, identifying
To put oneself in another's place, so as to understand and share the other's thoughts, feelings, problems, etc.; sympathize or empathize (with)
Webster's New World
To recognize as being, or show to be, the very person or thing known, described, or claimed; fix the identity of.
To identify a biological specimen.
Webster's New World
To determine the taxonomic classification of (an organism).
American Heritage
To make identical; consider or treat as the same.
To identify one's interests with another's.
Webster's New World
To ascertain as having a certain characteristic or feature.
Children who have been identified with hearing loss.
American Heritage Medicine

Origin of Identify

  • Medieval Latin identificāre to make to resemble Late Latin identitās identity identity Latin -ficāre -fy

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From French identifier, from Medieval Latin identicus + Latin faciō.

    From Wiktionary

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