Identify meaning

ī-dĕntə-fī
To associate or affiliate closely with.

Writers who are identified with modernism.

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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.

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Identify means to determine who or what someone or something is.

An example of identify is finding out what species a flower belongs to.

An example of identify is security asking for someone's driver's license to find out if they are over 21.

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To connect, associate, or involve closely.

To identify a person with a school of thought.

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To self-identify.
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(biology) To establish the taxonomic classification of an organism.
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To consider as identical or united; equate.

The Greek god Ares is identified with the Roman god Mars.

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To put oneself in another's place, so as to understand and share the other's thoughts, feelings, problems, etc.; sympathize or empathize (with)
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To equate two or more things.
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(reflexive) To have a strong affinity with; to feel oneself to be modelled on or connected to.
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(intransitive) To associate oneself with some group.
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(intransitive) To claim an identity; to describe oneself as a member of a group; to assert the use of a particular term to describe oneself.
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(topology) To map a number of points to one.
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To establish or recognize the identity of; ascertain as a certain person or thing.

Can you identify what kind of rock that is?

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To determine the taxonomic classification of an organism.
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To ascertain as having a certain characteristic or feature.

Children who have been identified with hearing loss.

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To consider oneself as sharing certain characteristics or attitudes as another.

I identify strongly with my grandmother.

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To establish the identity of someone or something.
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To make to be the same; to unite or combine into one.
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Identify is defined as to put oneself in another's place or sympathize with someone.

An example of identify is a woman watching a movie and feeling the pain felt by a woman character in the movie.

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To consider oneself as sharing certain characteristics or attitudes as another.

She identifies strongly with her grandmother.

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To associate oneself with or admire something, such as a set of ideas.

A language learner who identifies with a new culture.

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To self-identify.
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To make identical; consider or treat as the same.

To identify one's interests with another's.

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To make an identification of (oneself) with someone else.
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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