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identification | identification number | identification particle | identified | identifier | identify | identify with | identifying | identikit | identikit picture | identism

identify

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Verb (usu participle), Verb (intransitive)
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i=den=ti=fy
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4 in 4 verses (in OT : 3 in 3 verses) (in NT : 1 in 1 verses)

CIDE DICTIONARY

identifyv. t. [Cf. F. identifier. See Identity, and -fy.].
  •  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.  [1913 Webster]
    "Every precaution is taken to identify the interests of the people and of the rulers."  [1913 Webster]
    "Let us identify, let us incorporate ourselves with the people."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To establish the identity of; to prove to be the same with something described, claimed, or asserted; as, to identify stolen property.  [1913 Webster]
identifyv. i. 
  •  To become the same; to coalesce in interest, purpose, use, effect, etc.
  •  To coalesce in interest, purpose, use, effect, etc.; to associate oneself in name, goals, or feelings; usually used with with; as, he identified with the grief she felt at her father's death.  [1913 Webster]
    "An enlightened self-interest, which, when well understood, they tell us will identify with an interest more enlarged and public."  [1913 Webster]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

identify, v. (-ies, -ied)
1 tr. establish the identity of; recognize.
2 tr. establish or select by consideration or analysis of the circumstances (identify the best method of solving the problem).
3 tr. (foll. by with) associate (a person or oneself) inseparably or very closely (with a party, policy, etc.).
4 tr. (often foll. by with) treat (a thing) as identical.
5 intr. (foll. by with) a regard oneself as sharing characteristics of (another person). b associate oneself.

Derivative
identifiable adj.
Etymology
med.L identificare (as IDENTITY)

THESAURUS

identify

ally, apply, appraise, argue, assess, associate, baptize, be indicative of, be significant of, be symptomatic of, bespeak, betoken, bind, bracket, call, catalog, catalogue, categorize, characterize, christen, class, classify, coalesce, combine, connect, connote, correlate, couple, define, denominate, denote, descry, designate, detect, determinate, determine, diagnose, differentiate, dig, discern, disclose, display, distinguish, draw a parallel, dub, empathize with, entail, entitle, equate, espy, establish, evaluate, express, factor, find, finger, fuse, gauge, give evidence, give token, group, have, highlight, hint, home in on, home on, identify with, indicate, interrelate, involve, join, know, know again, label, link, make one, make out, manifest, map, mark, mean, merge, nail, name, nickname, nominate, note, notice, parallel, parallelize, peg, perceive, pick out, pick up, pinpoint, place, point out, realize, recall knowledge of, receive, recognize, reidentify, relate, relate to, relativize, reveal, scan, see, select, sense, show, sift, signify, single out, sort, sort out, specify, spot, spy, stand for, style, suggest, sweep, sympathize with, symptomatize, symptomize, synthesize, tag, tell, term, testify, thrash out, tie, title, trigger, tune in, unify, unite, wed, weigh, winnow

ROGET THESAURUS

identify

Identity

VB be identical, coincide, coalesce, merge, treat as the same, render the same, identical, identify, recognize the identity of.

Comparison

VB compare to, compare with, collate, confront, place side by side, juxtapose, set against one another, pit against one another, contrast, balance, identify, draw a parallel, parallel, compare notes, institute a comparison, parva componere magnis.

Discrimination

VB discriminate, distinguish, severalize, recognize, match, identify, separate, draw the line, sift, separate the chaff from the wheat, winnow the chaff from the wheat, separate the men from the boys, split hairs, draw a fine line, nitpick, quibble, estimate, know which is which, know what is what, know 'a hawk from a handsaw', take into account, take into consideration, give due weight to, allow due weight to, weigh carefully.

Identification

VB identify, recognize, match, match up, classify, recall, remember, find similarity (similarity), put in its proper place, put in its proper niche, place in order (arrangement).

Discovery

VB discover, find, determine, evolve, learn, fix upon, pick up, find out, trace out, make out, hunt out, fish out, worm out, ferret out, root out, fathom, bring out, draw out, educe, elicit, bring to light, dig out, grub up, fish up, unearth, disinter, solve, resolve, elucidate, unriddle, unravel, unlock, crack, crack open, pick up, open the lock, find a clue, find clew a to, find the key to the riddle, interpret, disclose, trace, get at, hit it, have it, lay one's finger, lay one's hands upon, spot, get at the truth, arrive at the truth, put the saddle on the right horse, hit the right nail on the head, be near the truth, be warm, get warmer, burn, smoke, scent, sniff, catch a whiff of, smell a rat, open the eyes to, see through, see daylight, see in its true colors, see the cloven foot, detect, catch, catch tripping, pitch upon, fall upon, light upon, hit upon, stumble upon, pop upon, come across, come onto, meet with, meet up with, fall in with, recognize, realize, verify, make certain of, identify, Int, eureka!, aha!, I've got it!.


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