What does identify mean?

Definitions for identify
aɪˈdɛn təˌfaɪ, ɪˈdɛn-iden·ti·fy

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word identify.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. identify, place(verb)

    recognize as being; establish the identity of someone or something

    "She identified the man on the 'wanted' poster"

  2. name, identify(verb)

    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"

  3. identify(verb)

    consider (oneself) as similar to somebody else

    "He identified with the refugees"

  4. identify(verb)

    conceive of as united or associated

    "Sex activity is closely identified with the hypothalamus"

  5. identify, discover, key, key out, distinguish, describe, name(verb)

    identify as in botany or biology, for example

  6. identify(verb)

    consider to be equal or the same

    "He identified his brother as one of the fugitives"

GCIDE

  1. Identify(v. i.)

    To coalesce in interest, purpose, use, effect, etc.; to associate oneself in name, goals, or feelings; usually used with with; as, he identified with the grief she felt at her father's death.

Wiktionary

  1. identify(Verb)

    To establish the identity of someone or something.

    Etymology: From identifier, from + facio.

  2. identify(Verb)

    To establish the taxonomic classification of an organism.

    Etymology: From identifier, from + facio.

  3. identify(Verb)

    To equate two or more things.

    Etymology: From identifier, from + facio.

  4. identify(Verb)

    To have a strong affinity with; to feel oneself to be modelled on or connected to.

    Etymology: From identifier, from + facio.

  5. identify(Verb)

    To associate oneself with some group.

    Etymology: From identifier, from + facio.

  6. identify(Verb)

    To claim an identity; to describe oneself as a member of a group; to assert the use of a particular term to describe oneself.

    Etymology: From identifier, from + facio.

  7. identify(Verb)

    To map a number of points to one.

    Etymology: From identifier, from + facio.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Identify(verb)

    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

    Etymology: [Cf. F. identifier. See Identity, and -fy.]

  2. Identify(verb)

    to establish the identity of; to prove to be the same with something described, claimed, or asserted; as, to identify stolen property

    Etymology: [Cf. F. identifier. See Identity, and -fy.]

  3. Identify(verb)

    to become the same; to coalesce in interest, purpose, use, effect, etc

    Etymology: [Cf. F. identifier. See Identity, and -fy.]

Freebase

  1. Identify

    "Identify" is a pop–ballad written by Billy Corgan and performed by Natalie Imbruglia for the soundtrack to the film Stigmata. The track was released as a single from the soundtrack on 22 March 1999. The single was only released promotionally, and was therefore ineligible to chart. The track also appears on the Taiwanese edition of Imbruglia's debut studio album Left of the Middle, and later as a bonus track on the Japanese version of her greatest hits compilation, Glorious: The Singles 1997-2007.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Identify

    ī-den′ti-fī, v.t. to make to be the same: to ascertain or prove to be the same:—pa.p. iden′tified.adj. Iden′tifiable.—n. Identificā′tion.—Identify one's self with, to take an active part in the promotion of. [Fr. identifier—L., as if identicusidem, the same, facĕre, to make.]

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'identify' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2095

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'identify' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2299

  3. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'identify' in Verbs Frequency: #172

How to pronounce identify?

  1. Alex
    Alex
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    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say identify in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of identify in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of identify in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of identify in a Sentence

  1. Steve Maraboli:

    Identify the things and people that make you feel unhappy and eliminate them from your life. Nothing good can come from them."

  2. Leelanau District Ranger Andy Blake:

    I hope our visitors and the local community can help identify the person or persons who would deliberately harm our beachgoers, including children.

  3. Paul Abbate:

    I would describe it now as a constant barrage, groups like ISIL and other terrorist organizations are constantly pushing out the message and trying to incite and inspire individuals toward violence. We’re conscious and aware of that and we’re working every day to counter that, identify it in advance and disrupt it.

  4. Darren Linvill:

    It's definitely spreading out the risk, you can have accounts operating from entirely different parts of the globe and it might make your operation harder to identify overall.

  5. Kong Kangwarnklai:

    The funny thing is that the trend in Thailand these days is quite Westernized, somehow, though, you need to be able to identify your roots.

Images & Illustrations of identify

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