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Meaning of IDENTIFY

Pronunciation:  I'dentu`fI

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  consider to be equal or the same; "He identified his brother as one of the fugitives"
  2. [v]  recognize as being; establish the identity of someone or something; "She identified the man on the"wanted" poster"
  3. [v]  identify as in botany or biology, for example
  4. [v]  consider (oneself) as similar to somebody else; "He identified with the refugees"
  5. [v]  conceive of as united or associated; "Sex activity is closely identified with the hypothalamus"
  6. [v]  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"

IDENTIFY is a 8 letter word that starts with I.


 Synonyms: describe, discover, key, key out, name, name, place
 See Also: announce, associate, assort, class, classify, colligate, connect, consider, denote, determine, differentiate, distinguish, enumerate, itemise, itemize, link, link up, list, misidentify, mistake, number, recite, reckon, recognise, recognize, refer, regard, relate, secern, secernate, see, separate, set, severalise, severalize, sort, sort out, taste, tell, tell apart, tie in, type, typecast, view



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \I*den"ti*fy\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Identified}; p. pr.
    & vb. n. {Identifying}.] [Cf. F. identifier. See {Identity},
    and {-fy}.]
    1. To make to be the same; to unite or combine in such a
       manner as to make one; to treat as being one or having the
       same purpose or effect; to consider as the same in any
             Every precaution is taken to identify the interests
             of the people and of the rulers.      --D. Ramsay.
             Let us identify, let us incorporate ourselves with
             the people.                           --Burke.
    2. To establish the identity of; to prove to be the same with
       something described, claimed, or asserted; as, to identify
       stolen property.
  2. \I*den"ti*fy\, v. i.
    To become the same; to coalesce in interest, purpose, use,
    effect, etc. [Obs. or R.]
          An enlightened self-interest, which, when well
          understood, they tell us will identify with an interest
          more enlarged and public.                --Burke.
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