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self-identify

[self-ahy-den-ti-fahy, ‐i-den-ti-fahy] /ˈsɛlf aɪˈdɛn tɪˌfaɪ, ‐ɪˈdɛn tɪˌfaɪ/
verb (used without object)
1.
identify (defs 7, 8):
to self-identify as gay; to self-identify with others in the same situation.
verb (used with object)
2.
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
1960-1965
1960-65; self + identify
Related forms
self-identification, noun
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