Definitions for identifyaɪˈdɛn təˌfaɪ, ɪˈdɛn-
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
i•den•ti•fyaɪˈdɛn təˌfaɪ, ɪˈdɛn-(v.)-fied, -fy•ing.
(v.t.)to recognize or establish as being a particular person or thing; verify the identity of.
to serve as a means of identification for.
to regard or treat as the same or identical; make identical.
to associate, as in name, feeling, interest, or action:
They identified him with the old regime.
to determine to what group (a given biological specimen) belongs.
to associate (one or oneself) with another person or a group by identification.
(v.i.)to experience psychological identification:
The audience identified with the main character.
Origin of identify:
1635–45; < ML identificāre, der. of identitās identity
recognize as being; establish the identity of someone or something
"She identified the man on the 'wanted' poster"
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"
consider (oneself) as similar to somebody else
"He identified with the refugees"
conceive of as united or associated
"Sex activity is closely identified with the hypothalamus"
identify, discover, key, key out, distinguish, describe, name(verb)
identify as in botany or biology, for example
consider to be equal or the same
"He identified his brother as one of the fugitives"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
identify(verb)ɪˈdɛn təˌfaɪ, ɪˈdɛn-
We identified three species of fungus growing in the area.; Witnesses were able to identify the gunman.
identifyɪˈdɛn təˌfaɪ, ɪˈdɛn-
to find out or name
We identified the problem and discussed possible solutions
To establish the identity of someone or something.
To establish the taxonomic classification of an organism.
To equate two or more things.
To have a strong affinity with; to feel oneself to be modelled on or connected to.
To associate oneself with some group.
To claim an identity; to describe oneself as a member of a group; to assert the use of a particular term to describe oneself.
To map a number of points to one.
Origin: From identifier, from + facio.
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 relation
to establish the identity of; to prove to be the same with something described, claimed, or asserted; as, to identify stolen property
to become the same; to coalesce in interest, purpose, use, effect, etc
Translations for identify
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
to recognize as being a certain person etc
Would you be able to identify the man who robbed you?; He identified the coat as his brother's.
- يَتَعَرَّف على ، يُثْبِت هويَّةArabic
- identificarPortuguese (BR)
- identificere; genkendeDanish
- ära tundmaEstonian
- شناسایی کردن؛ تشخیص دادنFarsi
- þekkja, bera kennsl áIcelandic
- 신원을 확인하다Korean
- identifikuoti, atpažinti, nustatytiLithuanian
- identificēt, atpazītLatvian
- identifisere, kjenne igjenNorwegian
- شناسایی کردن؛ تشخیص دادنPersian
- تشخيصول، هويت څرګندول: يوشان ثابتول يوډول كولPashto
- a identificaRomanian
- tanımak, kimliğini saptamakTurkish
- 認出Chinese (Trad.)
- розпізнавати, пізнаватиUkrainian
- شناخت کرناUrdu
- nhận ra; nhận dạngVietnamese
- 认出Chinese (Simp.)
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