What does identify mean?

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

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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?

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    Karen
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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. Detective Estaban Flores:

    Officers receive enhanced training, focusing on how to identify and assist in situations involving individuals suffering from mental illness and cognitive disabilities.

  2. Dr Schulze-Makuch:

    In the past, researchers have found dying organisms near the surface and remnants of DNA but this is really the first time that anyone has been able to identify a persistent form of life living in the soil of the Atacama Desert, we believe these microbial communities can lay dormant for hundreds or even thousands of years in conditions very similar to what you would find on a planet like Mars and then come back to life when it rains.

  3. John Carlin:

    We follow the facts and evidence wherever they lead, to identify the fingers at the keyboards that threaten our people, our companies, and our national security, identifying those responsible for these attacks is only the first step, and we will continue to do our part to protect and defend our nation from the asymmetric threats posed through cyberspace.

  4. David Albright:

    It is necessary to identify where North Korea enriches uranium and part of that is understanding where it has done it in the past.

  5. Chair Mary Jo White:

    It is not enough ... to simply identify, monitor and evaluate, a broader set of proactive initiatives is required to help ensure that our regulatory program is fully addressing the increasingly complex portfolio composition and operations of today's asset management industry.

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    one of four connected cavities in the brain; is continuous with the central canal of the spinal cord and contains cerebrospinal fluid
    • A. nidus
    • B. arbalist
    • C. ventricle
    • D. squint-eye

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