What does identify mean?

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

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. identify, placeverb

    recognize as being; establish the identity of someone or something

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

  2. name, identifyverb

    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. identifyverb

    consider (oneself) as similar to somebody else

    "He identified with the refugees"

  4. identifyverb

    conceive of as united or associated

    "Sex activity is closely identified with the hypothalamus"

  5. identify, discover, key, key out, distinguish, describe, nameverb

    identify as in botany or biology, for example

  6. identifyverb

    consider to be equal or the same

    "He identified his brother as one of the fugitives"

GCIDE

  1. Identifyverb

    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. identifyverb

    To establish the identity of someone or something.

  2. identifyverb

    To establish the taxonomic classification of an organism.

  3. identifyverb

    To equate two or more things.

  4. identifyverb

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

  5. identifyverb

    To associate oneself with some group.

  6. identifyverb

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

  7. identifyverb

    To map a number of points to one.

  8. Etymology: From identifier, from + facio.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Identifyverb

    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

  2. Identifyverb

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

  3. Identifyverb

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

  4. 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

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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. Michael Turpin:

    A good risk manager first seeks to identify all risks, then eliminate and mitigate those practices that might give rise to a claim.

  2. Jennifer Lynch:

    We’re going to have a very challenging time ... trying to identify it back to its source, and if we fail, ... that’s going to be increased evidence for policymakers to see the importance of gear marking and potentially bring those kinds of regulations to the front.

  3. Fengshi Asset Management Liu:

    It's a gamble. And you're betting against professional institutions, not layman retail investors, this game is very demanding in your ability to identify and assess risks.

  4. Eva Ascón:

    Give us time to identify the bodies in the morgue ; don't take them away as unidentified.

  5. United States:

    I’ve always maintained that I ’m going to tell you my truth, whatever that is, and if you think that two people, regardless of their gender or how they identify, do n’t deserve to be married and love each other, I do n’t want your vote. I ’m begging you, vote for somebody else.

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