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, 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.

    Etymology: From identifier, from + facio.

  2. identifyverb

    To establish the taxonomic classification of an organism.

    Etymology: From identifier, from + facio.

  3. identifyverb

    To equate two or more things.

    Etymology: From identifier, from + facio.

  4. identifyverb

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

    Etymology: From identifier, from + facio.

  5. identifyverb

    To associate oneself with some group.

    Etymology: From identifier, from + facio.

  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.

    Etymology: From identifier, from + facio.

  7. identifyverb

    To map a number of points to one.

    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

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

  2. Identifyverb

    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. Identifyverb

    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
    US English
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Indian

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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 Osterholm:

    If we could identify super spreaders early that would help but at this point we don't have any reasonable way to do that, there's no big double S on their forehead that says' Super Spreader' so that we can go find them. And that's the challenge.

  2. Karen DeMatteo:

    Everywhere, people are expanding, biologist Karen DeMatteo and Train can try to figure out areas of potential overlap between humans and wildlife. We can identify areas that need more work, areas that are great corridors, or areas that are kind of lost to the cause.

  3. Rachel Dolezal:

    It's taken my entire life to negotiate how to identify, and I've done a lot of research and a lot of studying, i could have a long conversation, an academic conversation about that. I don't know. I just feel like I didn't mislead anybody; I didn't deceive anybody.

  4. Amberlea Childs:

    I wanted to do a mastectomy on that right side, and then from there, you have to then contemplate, 'Well, should I do a prophylactic mastectomy on the other side that does not have cancer?' many women have this thought, but I feel for a younger woman -- and I identify as a young survivor -- you have longer to live, therefore you have a greater chance of recurrence just by the mere fact that you're going to be alive longer.

  5. Reza Dehghan:

    We have the potential to identify more undiscovered oil and gas reserves( in the country) by using geophysical exploration techniques and discovery drilling and will definitely add to Iran's national wealth.

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    directed outward; marked by interest in others or concerned with external reality
    • A. adscripted
    • B. extroversive
    • C. incumbent
    • D. eloquent

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