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Definitions of identify

  1. To become the same; to coalesce in interest, purpose, &c. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  2. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. To establish the identity of; to prove to be the same with something described, claimed, or asserted; as, to identify stolen property. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. To make, prove to be, or consider as, the same. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  5. To make to be the same: to ascertain or prove to be the same:-pa.p. identified. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  6. To prove or as certain to be the same. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  7. To assert or prove to be the same. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  8. To become the same; to coalesce in interest, purpose, use, effect, etc. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. identify as in botany or biology, for example Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  11. consider (oneself) as similar to somebody else; "He identified with the refugees" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  12. conceive of as united or associated; "Sex activity is closely identified with the hypothalamus" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  13. recognize as being; establish the identity of someone or something; "She identified the man on the 'wanted' poster" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  14. To ascertain or prove to be the same; to consider as the same in effect. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  15. To unite or combine in interest, purpose, use, &c.; to become the same; to ascertain or prove to be really the same with something described or asserted. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  16. Identifying. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  17. IDENTIFICATION. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.

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Usage examples for identify

  1. Protestants smile at the Catholics, who identify Christianity with the Church. – Outlines of a Philosophy of Religion based on Psychology and History by Auguste Sabatier
  2. I'll get off this afternoon; they've sent for some one to identify me, and if he doesn't succeed, I don't see how they can hold me. – Jerry by Jean Webster
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