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Synonyms of identify in English:


  • 1 she identified her attacker in a police line-up
    recognize, single out, pick out, spot, point out, pinpoint, pin down, put one's finger on, put a name to, name, place, know, know again, know by sight, discern, distinguish, discover, find, locate;
    remember, recall, recollect, call to mind
    North American informal finger
  • 2 I was able to identify four problem areas
    determine, establish, ascertain, find out, discover, learn, fix, settle, decide, make out, ferret out, diagnose, deduce, divine, intuit, discern, distinguish;
    verify, confirm, make certain of, certify
    informal figure out, get a fix on
  • 3 tobacco sponsorship is aimed at a market that identifies sport with glamour
    associate, link, connect, couple, relate, bracket, think of together;
    think of in connection with, draw a parallel with, mention in the same breath as, set side by side with
    [Antonyms] distinguish
  • 4 children usually identify with the hero
    empathize, be in tune, have a rapport, feel togetherness, feel at one, commune, sympathize, be in sympathy;
    be on the same wavelength as, speak/talk the same language as;
    understand, relate to, feel for, have insight into
    informal put oneself in the shoes of
  • 5 it is tempting to identify him with an Athenian painter of the same name
    equate with, identify someone as, consider someone/something to be, regard as being the same as, regard as being identical to
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