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intr.v. self-i·den·ti·fied, self-i·den·ti·fy·ing, self-i·den·ti·fies
To believe or assert that one belongs to a certain group or class: people who self-identify as conservative.

self′-i·den′ti·fi·ca′tion (-fĭ-kā′shən) n.
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identification of oneself with some other person or thing.
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The cockatoo stepped upon Daughtry's inviting index finger, swiftly ascended his shirt sleeve, and, on his shoulder, claws sunk into the flimsy shirt fabric till they hurt the flesh beneath, leaned head to ear and uttered in gratitude and relief, and in self-identification: "Cocky.
The last reports to Congress on China's WTO compliance took issue with China's self-identification as a developing country and pointed out several other issues of contention with China's trade policies.
This creates a feeling of nostalgia, as well as self-identification for the readers with the stories.
'I want to state here, the Sabah government does not issue self-identification documents.
du, from Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company, is launching a new brand campaign called "Be more you" that emphasizes the self-identification of its users and align with the more human, modern and digital ethos of the telco.
Du, part of Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC), is launching a new brand campaign called "Be more you" that emphasises the self-identification of its users and aligns with the more human, modern and digital ethos of the telco.
The main theme of his poetry revolves around love with God and his creatures as well as self-identification. High-level security arrangements were made at the urs.
"This profession may be one where people are very self-conscious of being religious, and we believe an individual's self-identification as a religious biologist might actually fuel their perceptions of discrimination regardless of how much they are practicing that religion.
In addition, Annum will work with Cigna and its employer clients to design culturally-appropriate awareness campaigns to encourage anonymous self-identification and engagement.
Questions of gender self-identification have split public opinion around the world.
Aiming to provide policymakers in the government and military of the Republic of China with an understanding of the current military-society relationship and help them create a more accountable military, the author applies the postmodern military model to civil-military relations in Taiwan, to study the impact of self-identification on a variety of perceptions of the Republic of China military and to what degree the beliefs of Taiwan's citizens about it are impacted by the way they identify ethnically, as either Chinese or Taiwanese.