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 identifierdependent, attribute, accessory, adjunct, modifier, qualifier, adnoun, additional, descriptive, attributive
Examples from the Web for identifier
Contemporary Examples of identifier
In fact, table manners are all the more potent an identifier for being completely arbitrary.Mark Pagel in ‘Wired for Culture’ Makes a Strong Case for Cultural Determinism
March 4, 2012
Historical Examples of identifier
This night, as you must have heard, I received strict orders to act as identifier of your son's head.Romances of Old Japan
Yei Theodora Ozaki
The label now bears in handwriting the name of P. amplus pergracilis and is followed by Benson's initials as the identifier.
In this process, the human being became a working being, and work an identifier of the species.
This attitude is irrelevant in a context in which best is an identifier of wares, not of dynamic knowledge.
My sarcastic friends are very explicit about this hat serving as my identifier.Joan of Arc of the North Woods
verb -fies, -fying or -fied (mainly tr)
"thing that identifies," 1870, agent noun from identify.
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.