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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 believe or assert that one belongs to a certain group or class: She identifies as a libertarian. He identifies as bisexual.

[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.
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My own opinion is that anything which is authentically and identifyingly Maltese--assuming that we believe in national identity at all, a belief which would certainly need problematisation on the basis of reference to all the relevant studies, from Herder to Deleuze and Guattari (1986), which it is impossible to cite here--is something that is for that very reason worth communicating to the other.
Yet while Lauren clearly demarcates their possessions and habits, the couple also possess and absorb each other, particularly through their voices, as when she realizes that her groan is "echoing Rey, identifyingly, groaning his groan, but in a manner so seamless and deep it was her discomfort too" (9).