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
Examples from the Web for unidentifiable
Contemporary Examples of unidentifiable
Henry found paperwork revealing the Army had recovered the destroyed vehicle and two badly burned, unidentifiable bodies.The WWII Hero America Abandoned
Megan McCloskey, ProPublica
March 21, 2014
Historical Examples of unidentifiable
He was as unidentifiable as would be a shot escaping back into a bag of its fellows.That Last Waif
My best razors are, of course, at the bottom of some unidentifiable trunk.The Trimmed Lamp
Some quality in the man—his manner of speech, the tone of his laugh, or that faint, unidentifiable taint—made him uneasy.
Investigate and you find chunks of carrot and other unidentifiable material, and now and then a bit of mysterious meat.A Yankee in the Trenches
R. Derby Holmes
Mr. Chitterwick began to tremble and he blinked furiously, reaching out and finding flesh, cold and hard, unidentifiable.Elegy
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.