self-identify

[ 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.

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Origin of self-identify

First recorded in 1960–65; self + identify

OTHER WORDS FROM self-identify

self-i·den·ti·fi·ca·tion, noun
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