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.
- identification bracelet,
- identification card,
- identification parade,
- identification tag,
- identity card,
- identity crisis,
- identity disorder
Origin of identify
Examples from the Web for identifies
He identifies as transgender on Scruff but not always on Grindr.
Hitchcock identifies the good stuff quickly, and his own ideas are almost always right.Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days|David Freeman|December 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
That goes without saying, as no one woman could aptly represent everyone who identifies within that category.
He identifies as “brusque” like other New York City residents.
Each year, SEIA identifies the top 25 companies adopting solar power in its annual Solar Means Business report.
The theory thus rests morality wholly on subjective good and identifies it146 with the calculations of prudence.Theoretical Ethics|Milton Valentine
Among the other explanations of this passage is the well-known one which identifies hebenon with henbane.Folk-lore of Shakespeare|Thomas Firminger Thiselton-Dyer
This identifies religion with every act and every moment of every-day life.What All The World's A-Seeking|Ralph Waldo Trine
But he does fall into the second, when he identifies the Lawful with the Real or Existent.
Hser identifies the epidemic described by Douglass as diphtheria.A History of Epidemics in Britain, Volume II (of 2)|Charles Creighton
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.