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i·den·ti·fy

identify

 
 
pronunciation:
aI den tih faI
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part of speech: verb
inflections: identifies, identifying, identified
definition 1: to figure out or show who someone is or what something is.
She identified him as the criminal.The scientist identified the bird as a rare kind of parrot.He used his driver's license to identify himself.
synonyms:
designate, name
similar words:
choose, discriminate, distinguish, label, mark, pinpoint, point out, recognize, select, single out
definition 2: to connect or associate (usually followed by "with").
I identify that author with exciting adventure stories.
synonyms:
associate, relate
similar words:
affiliate, ally, involve
definition 3: to feel oneself to be in the position or situation of another.
She identified with him when he lost his job.
synonyms:
relate, sympathize
derivations: identifiable (adj.), identified (adj.), identifier (n.)
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