Associations to the word «Identify»


IDENTIFY, verb. (transitive) To establish the identity of someone or something.
IDENTIFY, verb. (transitive) (biology) To establish the taxonomic classification of an organism.
IDENTIFY, verb. (transitive) To equate or make the same; to unite or combine into one.
IDENTIFY, verb. (reflexive) To have a strong affinity with; to feel oneself to be modelled on or connected to.
IDENTIFY, verb. (intransitive) To associate oneself with some group.
IDENTIFY, verb. (intransitive) To claim an identity; to describe oneself as a member of a group; to assert the use of a particular term to describe oneself.

Dictionary definition

IDENTIFY, verb. Recognize as being; establish the identity of someone or something; "She identified the man on the 'wanted' poster".
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".
IDENTIFY, verb. Consider (oneself) as similar to somebody else; "He identified with the refugees".
IDENTIFY, verb. Conceive of as united or associated; "Sex activity is closely identified with the hypothalamus".
IDENTIFY, verb. Identify as in botany or biology, for example.
IDENTIFY, verb. Consider to be equal or the same; "He identified his brother as one of the fugitives".

Wise words

Every creature is a word of God.
Meister Eckhart