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also: identifies, identifying, identified
American English: /aɪˈdɛn(t)əˌfaɪ/
British English: /ʌɪˈdɛntɪfʌɪ/

Translation of identify in Spanish:

transitive verb

  • 1 1.1
    he was identified as a member of the gang
    se lo identificó como miembro de la banda
    Example sentences
    • 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.
    1.2 (ascertain) they failed to identify the problem
    no lograron identificar el problema
    Example sentences
    • 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.
  • 2 (associate, equate)
    Example sentences
    • 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.

reflexive verb

  • 1 (reveal identity) to identify oneself
  • 2 (link)to identify oneself with something/somebody
    asociarse con algo/alguien
    Example sentences
    • 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.

intransitive verb

  • to identify with somebody/something
    identificarse con alguien/algo
    the heroine must be someone our readers can identify with
    la heroína debe ser una persona con la que nuestras lectoras se puedan identificar
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