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i·den·ti·fy

 (ī-dĕn′tə-fī′)
v. i·den·ti·fied, i·den·ti·fy·ing, i·den·ti·fies
v.tr.
1.
a. To establish or recognize the identity of; ascertain as a certain person or thing: Can you identify what kind of plane that is? I identified the man at the next table as a famous actor.
b. Biology To determine the taxonomic classification of (an organism).
c. To ascertain as having a certain characteristic or feature: job candidates who are identified as overqualified; children who have been identified with hearing loss.
2. To consider as identical or united; equate: The Greek god Ares is identified with the Roman god Mars.
3. To associate or affiliate closely with: writers who are identified with modernism.
v.intr.
1. To consider oneself as sharing certain characteristics or attitudes as another: She identifies strongly with her grandmother.
2. To associate oneself with or admire something, such as a set of ideas: a language learner who identifies with a new culture.
3. To self-identify.

[Medieval Latin identificāre, to make to resemble : Late Latin identitās, identity; see identity + Latin -ficāre, -fy.]

i·den′ti·fi′a·ble adj.
i·den′ti·fi′a·bly adv.
i·den′ti·fi′er n.

identify

(aɪˈdɛntɪˌfaɪ)
vb (mainly tr) , -fies, -fying or -fied
1. to prove or recognize as being a certain person or thing; determine the identity of
2. to consider as the same or equivalent
3. (often foll by: with) to consider (oneself) as similar to another
4. to determine the taxonomic classification of (a plant or animal)
5. (Psychology) psychol (usually foll by: with) to engage in identification
iˈdentiˌfiable adj
iˈdentiˌfiably adv

i•den•ti•fy

(aɪˈdɛn təˌfaɪ, ɪˈdɛn-)

v. -fied, -fy•ing. v.t.
1. to recognize or establish as being a particular person or thing; verify the identity of.
2. to serve as a means of identification for.
3. to regard or treat as the same or identical; make identical.
4. to associate, as in name, feeling, interest, or action: They identified him with the old regime.
5. to determine to what group (a given biological specimen) belongs.
6. to associate (one or oneself) with another person or a group by identification.
v.i.
7. to experience psychological identification: The audience identified with the main character.
[1635–45; < Medieval Latin identificāre, derivative of identitās identity]
i•den′ti•fi`a•ble, adj.
i•den′ti•fi`er, n.

identify


Past participle: identified
Gerund: identifying

Imperative
identify
identify
Present
I identify
you identify
he/she/it identifies
we identify
you identify
they identify
Preterite
I identified
you identified
he/she/it identified
we identified
you identified
they identified
Present Continuous
I am identifying
you are identifying
he/she/it is identifying
we are identifying
you are identifying
they are identifying
Present Perfect
I have identified
you have identified
he/she/it has identified
we have identified
you have identified
they have identified
Past Continuous
I was identifying
you were identifying
he/she/it was identifying
we were identifying
you were identifying
they were identifying
Past Perfect
I had identified
you had identified
he/she/it had identified
we had identified
you had identified
they had identified
Future
I will identify
you will identify
he/she/it will identify
we will identify
you will identify
they will identify
Future Perfect
I will have identified
you will have identified
he/she/it will have identified
we will have identified
you will have identified
they will have identified
Future Continuous
I will be identifying
you will be identifying
he/she/it will be identifying
we will be identifying
you will be identifying
they will be identifying
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been identifying
you have been identifying
he/she/it has been identifying
we have been identifying
you have been identifying
they have been identifying
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been identifying
you will have been identifying
he/she/it will have been identifying
we will have been identifying
you will have been identifying
they will have been identifying
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been identifying
you had been identifying
he/she/it had been identifying
we had been identifying
you had been identifying
they had been identifying
Conditional
I would identify
you would identify
he/she/it would identify
we would identify
you would identify
they would identify
Past Conditional
I would have identified
you would have identified
he/she/it would have identified
we would have identified
you would have identified
they would have identified
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.identify - recognize as being; establish the identity of someone or something; "She identified the man on the 'wanted' poster"
differentiate, distinguish, secern, secernate, severalise, severalize, tell apart, separate, tell - mark as different; "We distinguish several kinds of maple"
set, determine - fix conclusively or authoritatively; "set the rules"
2.identify - give the name or identifying characteristics of; refer to by name or some other identifying characteristic property; "Many senators were named in connection with the scandal"; "The almanac identifies the auspicious months"
denote, refer - have as a meaning; "`multi-' denotes `many' "
enumerate, itemize, itemise, recite - specify individually; "She enumerated the many obstacles she had encountered"; "The doctor recited the list of possible side effects of the drug"
number, list - enumerate; "We must number the names of the great mathematicians"
announce - give the names of; "He announced the winners of the spelling bee"
3.identify - consider (oneself) as similar to somebody else; "He identified with the refugees"
consider, regard, view, reckon, see - deem to be; "She views this quite differently from me"; "I consider her to be shallow"; "I don't see the situation quite as negatively as you do"
4.identify - conceive of as united or associated; "Sex activity is closely identified with the hypothalamus"
associate, colligate, link, relate, tie in, connect, link up - make a logical or causal connection; "I cannot connect these two pieces of evidence in my mind"; "colligate these facts"; "I cannot relate these events at all"
5.identify - identify as in botany or biology, for example
6.identify - consider to be equal or the same; "He identified his brother as one of the fugitives"
recognize, recognise - perceive to be the same
misidentify, mistake - identify incorrectly; "Don't mistake her for her twin sister"
type, typecast - identify as belonging to a certain type; "Such people can practically be typed"
taste - distinguish flavors; "We tasted wines last night"

identify

verb
1. recognize, place, name, remember, spot, label, flag, catalogue, tag, diagnose, classify, make out, pinpoint, recollect, put your finger on (informal) I tried to identify her perfume.
2. establish, spot, confirm, finger (informal, chiefly U.S.), demonstrate, pick out, single out, certify, verify, validate, mark out, substantiate, corroborate Police have already identified around 10 suspects.
3. determine, establish, discover, fix, work out, decide on, settle on, ascertain, deduce, make up your mind on Having identified the problem, we now need to overcome it.
identify something or someone with something or someone equate with, associate with, think of in connection with, put in the same category as Audiences identify her with roles depicting sweet, passive women.
identify with someone relate to, understand, respond to, feel for, ally with, empathize with, speak the same language as, put yourself in the place or shoes of, see through another's eyes, be on the same wavelength as She would only play the role if she could identify with the character.

identify

verb
1. To set off by or as if by a mark indicating ownership or manufacture:
2. To establish the identification of:
Slang: finger.
3. To represent as similar:
4. To come or bring together in one's mind or imagination:
5. To associate or affiliate oneself closely with a person or group:
Translations
يَتَحَقَّقُ مِنْ شَخْصِيَّةٍيَتَعَرَّف على ، يُثْبِت هويَّةيُماثِل، يُطابِق، يَعْتَبِر
identifikovatztotožňovat
identificeregenkende
tunnistaa
identificirati
azonosít
leggja aî jöfnu viîòekkja, bera kennsl á
識別する
확인하다
atpažinimasatpažintiidentifikavimasidentifikuotisolidarizuotis
identificēt, atpazītidentificēt, uzskatīt par identisku
identifikovaťstotožňovať
dokazati istovetnostidentificiratiprepoznati
identifiera
ชี้ตัว
bir tutmakkimliğini saptamakkimlik belirlemektanımak
nhận dạng

identify

[aɪˈdentɪfaɪ]
A. VT [+ person, problem] → identificar
to identify o.sidentificarse
to identify o.s. withidentificarse con
B. VI to identify withidentificarse con

identify

[aɪˈdɛntɪfaɪ]
vt
[+ person] → identifier
[+ problem, need] → identifier
(= associate) to identify sb with sth → étroitement associer qn à qch
During the 1950's he was identified with certain radical causes → Pendant les années 50, il fut étroitement associé à certaines causes radicales.
to identify o.s. with sth → incarner qch
Candidates want to identify themselves with reform → Chaque candidat veut incarner la réforme.
vi
to identify with sb → s'identifier à qn
to identify with sth (= sympathize) → se reconnaître dans qch
I could speak their language and identify with their problems because I had been there myself → Nous parlions la même langue et je me reconnaissais dans leurs problèmes parce que, moi aussi, j'étais passé par là.

identify

vt
(= establish identity of)identifizieren, die Identität (+gen)feststellen; gene, virus etcidentifizieren; plant, species etcbestimmen; (= mark identity of)kennzeichnen; (= recognize, pick out)erkennen; to identify one’s goalssich (dat)Ziele setzen; to identify somebody/something by somethingjdn/etw an etw (dat)erkennen
(= consider as the same)gleichsetzen (with mit)
(= associate with)assoziieren (with mit)
vr
to identify oneselfsich ausweisen
to identify oneself with somebody/somethingsich mit jdm/etw identifizieren
vi (with film hero etc) → sich identifizieren (with mit)

identify

[aɪˈdɛntɪfaɪ]
1. vt (recognize, specify) → identificare, riconoscere; (point out) → individuare
to identify o.s. with → identificarsi con
2. vi to identify withidentificarsi con

identify

(aiˈdentifai) verb
1. to recognize as being a certain person etc. Would you be able to identify the man who robbed you?; He identified the coat as his brother's.
2. to think of as being the same. He identifies beauty with goodness.
iˌdentifiˈcation (-fi) noun
iˈdentify with
to feel in sympathy with (eg a character in a story).
iˈdentify oneself with / be iˈdentified with
to be associated with or give one's full support or interest to (a political party etc).

identify

يَتَحَقَّقُ مِنْ شَخْصِيَّةٍ identifikovat identificere identifizieren προσδιορίζω identificar tunnistaa identifier identificirati identificare 識別する 확인하다 identificeren identifisere zidentyfikować identificar идентифицировать identifiera ชี้ตัว kimlik belirlemek nhận dạng 识别

identify

v. identificar; reconocer.

identify

vt (pret & pp -fied) identificar; vi to — with identificarse con
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There needed only a glance from the child to her, to identify her as its mother.
Persons were called for, to identify these poor pathetic relics, and a touching scene ensured.
There is hardly a person in this room, white or black, whose natal signature I cannot produce, and not one of them can so disguise himself that I cannot pick him out from a multitude of his fellow creatures and unerringly identify him by his hands.
One thing, especially, I remember, because it served to identify the man still more:--as soon as the ceremony was over, they were to go to Combe Magna, his seat in Somersetshire.
Wragge had not been quick enough to identify the supposed ghost with the character of the old North-country lady in the Entertainment.
Your father has been taken to the house of an old servant in Paris, and we are going there: I, to identify him if I can: you, to restore him to life, love, duty, rest, comfort.
Dick looked hard at me, as if to identify me in this character.
Pip, there are about seven hundred thieves in this town who know all about that watch; there's not a man, a woman, or a child, among them, who wouldn't identify the smallest link in that chain, and drop it as if it was red-hot, if inveigled into touching it.
He was quite unable, by means of anything he heard or saw, to identify the Raveloe religion with his old faith; if he could at any time in his previous life have done so, it must have been by the aid of a strong feeling ready to vibrate with sympathy, rather than by a comparison of phrases and ideas: and now for long years that feeling had been dormant.
Faces that fall into types you can describe, or at all events label in such a way that the reader can identify them; but those faces that consist mainly of spiritual effect and physical bloom, that change with everything they look upon, the light in which ebbs and flows with every changing tide of the soul,--these you have to love to know, and to worship to portray.
His account of the kissing made it almost an insult to the Janseniuses to identify with Henrietta the person he had seen.
But as soon as his cubs are old enough to stand on their feet he must bring them to the Pack Council, which is generally held once a month at full moon, in order that the other wolves may identify them.