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 identifydiagnose, pinpoint, describe, spot, classify, determine, analyze, establish, find, select, name, separate, catalog, tag, place, distinguish, peg, card, determinate, tab
Examples from the Web for identify
Contemporary Examples of identify
We have thousands of users who identify themselves as transgendered and they are welcome members of the Grindr community.
He loves the fact that, like on Grindr, users can identify as transgender.
Certainly my instinct is to identify with the police, no matter the circumstance.A Veteran’s View: NYC Cold War Between Cops and City Hall
December 29, 2014
The others are difficult to identify, since they reacted with other oxygen-bearing molecules in the soil.Methane on Mars: Life or Just Gas?
Matthew R. Francis
December 17, 2014
The idea was to identify what they are and apply them to different snacks, beverages, and foods.The Science of Ingredient Innovation
December 15, 2014
Historical Examples of identify
Why not take Farrell down to Brookfield to identify Mortimer.Thoroughbreds
W. A. Fraser
It did not need Mali-ya-bwana's whispered "faru" (rhinoceros) to identify the mound.The Leopard Woman
Stewart Edward White
It does not require a professional beggar or a licensed guide to identify him.The American Mind
This is one of our most abundant mushrooms, and the easiest for the beginner to identify.
Its manner of growth and its delicate shape of white will serve to identify it.
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.