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[ 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.


What Is A “Self-Own”?There aren’t many better places, it seems, to celebrate the mistakes of others than on social media. Naturally, this is the arena where self-own has had great popularity. So, what does it mean?

Nearby words

self-healing, self-help, self-hypnosis, self-hypnotized, self-identification, self-identify, self-identity, self-ignite, self-image, self-immolating, self-immolation

Origin of self-identify

First recorded in 1960–65; self + identify
Related formsself-i·den·ti·fi·ca·tion, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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