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v. i·den·ti·fied, i·den·ti·fy·ing, i·den·ti·fies
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.
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.]
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|Adj.||1.||identifiable - capable of being identified|
unidentifiable - impossible to identify
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adjective recognizable, noticeable, known, unmistakable, discernible, detectable, distinguishable, ascertainable He was easily identifiable by his oddly-shaped hat.
Collins Thesaurus of the English Language – Complete and Unabridged 2nd Edition. 2002 © HarperCollins Publishers 1995, 2002
identifiable[aɪˌdentɪˈfaɪəbl] ADJ → identificable
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
identifiable[aɪˌdɛntɪˈfaɪəbəl] adj (= recognizable) → identifiable
easily identifiable → facilement identifiable
clearly identifiable → clairement identifiable
instantly identifiable → instantanément identifiable
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007
identifiable[aɪˈdɛntɪˌfaɪəbl] adj → identificabile
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