[ self-ahy-den-tuh-fi-key-shuh n, -i-den-, self- ]
/ ˈsɛlf aɪˌdɛn tə fɪˈkeɪ ʃən, -ɪˌdɛn-, ˌsɛlf- /
identification of oneself with some other person or thing.
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Origin of self-identification
First recorded in 1950–55
[ self-ahy-den-ti-fahy, ‐i-den-ti-fahy ]
/ ˈsɛlf aɪˈdɛn tɪˌfaɪ, ‐ɪˈdɛn tɪˌfaɪ /
verb (used without object)
identify(defs 7, 8): to self-identify as gay; to self-identify with others in the same situation.
verb (used with object)
identify(defs 4, 6): I've never self-identified myself with that radical mentality. She sometimes self-identifies herself with her patients.
Origin of self-identify
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