Definition of identify in English:
verb (identifies, identifying, identified)[with object]
- Social workers used these indicators to identify a local family as satanic abusers.
- Pupils will learn how to identify plants and explore the ways that seeds can be dispersed.
- It also helped in identifying them; learning how they behaved, what they ate and so on.
- By watching the workings of our own mind we can learn how to identify these delusions.
- Before we can identify any turning points, it is necessary to establish a starting point.
- The International Labour Organisation identifies the following factors that indicate forced labour.
- There is also a strong tendency to identify the court with absolute rule.
- People closely identified the war with western corporate greed.
- When physicists write or say ‘as Newton/Einstein/Bohr/Feynman once said…’, it immediately gives them authority by closely identifying them with one of the giants of physics - or so they think.
- The Romans identified her with Minerva, a goddess of the household and of craftsmen.
- Baudelaire identified the modern with the Now and, if not quite co-extensively then relatedly, with the New.
- The main avenue by which Muldrow identifies with animals and their characteristics is dreaming.
- In other words, the cross is no more than Jesus identifying with our suffering, sharing in the pathos of it.
- He urges us to identify with them and share their inmost hopes and fears, their solitude.
Mid 17th century (in the sense 'treat as being identical with'): from medieval Latin identificare, from late Latin identitas (see identity) + Latin -ficare (from facere 'make').
Words that rhyme with identifymisidentify
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