- identify(defs 7, 8): to self-identify as gay; to self-identify with others in the same situation.
- identify(defs 4, 6): I've never self-identified myself with that radical mentality. She sometimes self-identifies herself with her patients.
Origin of self-identify
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Examples from the Web for self-identify
It is literally illegal to be gay, and so to self-identify is to risk imprisonment.The Straight Hero of Cameroon’s Gays
December 10, 2014
McCarthy, who used to self-identify as a Democrat, now calls herself an Independent.Jenny McCarthy: I Am Not Anti-Vaccine
October 24, 2014
In January, Gallup found a historically high number of Americans – 42 percent – self-identify as politically independent.The End of Republicans and Democrats (And Your Libertarian Future)
February 20, 2014
Upon the adoption of the new system, all soldiers would be required to self-identify tattoos to their unit leaders.The U.S. Army Gets Tough on Tattoos in a Reversal of Policy
September 24, 2013
Indeed, even 70 percent of Latinos who self-identify as Republicans oppose this law.Republicans Face Gun Control Test With Latino Voters
December 19, 2012