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Verb: identify  I'den-ti,fI
  1. Recognize as being; establish the identity of someone or something
    "She identified the man on the 'wanted' poster";
    - place, finger [informal]
  2. Give the name or identifying characteristics of; refer to by name or some other identifying characteristic property
    "The almanac identifies the auspicious months";
    - name
  3. Consider (oneself) as similar to somebody else
    "He identified with the refugees"
  4. Conceive of as united or associated
    "Sex activity is closely identified with the hypothalamus"
  5. Classify or apply the appropriate name to, e.g. in botany or biology
    - discover, key, key out, distinguish, describe, name
  6. Consider to be equal or the same
    "He identified his brother as one of the fugitives"

Derived forms: identified, identifies, identifying

Type of: associate, colligate, connect, consider, denote, determine, link, link up, reckon, recognise [Brit], recognize, refer, regard, relate, see, set, tie in, view

Encyclopedia: Identify