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 identify
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|Matt Gallagher|December 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The others are difficult to identify, since they reacted with other oxygen-bearing molecules in the soil.
The idea was to identify what they are and apply them to different snacks, beverages, and foods.
Because of the verbal abuse and death threats coming my way, these women seemed to identify with me.During Advent, Lots of Waiting, But Not Enough Hope|Gene Robinson|December 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I can only say that you find them, that you cannot identify them, so it is not unusual.
What nation of ancient history can claim and identify those customs and observances as their own, if not the Hebrew?
Did you identify the man in the lineup before your sister-in-law?
She dressed to please him; she consulted him on most things; she seemed to identify her interests with his.Wife in Name Only|Charlotte M. Braeme (Bertha M. Clay)
They are eager to identify themselves with those who have been rich longer than they.Annie Kilburn|William Dean Howells
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.