verb (used with object), i·den·ti·fied, i·den·ti·fy·ing.
verb (used without object), i·den·ti·fied, i·den·ti·fy·ing.
Origin of identify
Synonyms for identify
Related Words for identifieddiagnose, pinpoint, describe, spot, classify, determine, analyze, establish, find, select, name, separate, catalog, tag, place, distinguish, peg, card, determinate, tab
Examples from the Web for identified
Contemporary Examples of identified
Like him, they identified the Airbus A320 as an airplane extremely well fitted to low cost airline operations in Asia.Annoying Airport Delays Might Prevent You From Becoming the Next AirAsia 8501
January 6, 2015
Mr. Bachner found it by wandering through the market and identified a craftsmen here who works in a tiny booth.The Photographer Who Gave Up Manhattan for Marrakech
January 6, 2015
So far, the mystery man in the morgue has not been identified, and neither has Mr. Douli.‘We’re Going to Die’: Survivors Recount Greek Ferry Fire Horror
Barbie Latza Nadeau
December 29, 2014
I always loved monster movies because I identified with the monster and connected with it.Tim Burton Talks ‘Big Eyes,’ His Taste For the Macabre, and the ‘Beetlejuice’ Sequel
December 17, 2014
Two men, who identified themselves as brothers, were tending the bar.I Was Gang Raped at a UVA Frat 30 Years Ago, and No One Did Anything
December 16, 2014
Historical Examples of identified
Ponds in the scrub could not easily be identified as channels.
I thought you identified—which man in the bank did you mean?Thoroughbreds
W. A. Fraser
There is yet another object with which I have identified my tale.Night and Morning, Complete
They are twin plants of the forest, and are identified with its growth.Maid Marian
Thomas Love Peacock
Jacob identified and swore to the property—Mr. Baxter was seized.Tales And Novels, Volume 9 (of 10)
verb -fies, -fying or -fied (mainly tr)
1640s, "regard as the same," from French identifier, from identité (see identity). Sense of "recognize" first recorded 1769. Meaning "make one (with), associate (oneself)" is from 1780. Sense of "serve as means of identification" is attested by 1886. Related: Identified; identifying.