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 unidentified
Contemporary Examples of unidentified
Yet, just as with the previously unidentified Mona Lisa, Gherardini remained a mystery.The Life of Lisa Gherardini del Giocondo, the (Most Likely) Real 'Mona Lisa'
August 9, 2014
Worse, many are yet unidentified, meaning their loved ones likely think they made it to safety.Italy: Migrants Dying en Masse
Barbie Latza Nadeau
July 7, 2014
Police sources confirm that the Millers conspired to infiltrate an unidentified court building and execute public officials.Hatriot Politics Created the Las Vegas Killers
June 10, 2014
Each bore a flag covered military transfer case, together transporting 7,390 unidentified or unclaimed human remains.A Final Burial at Ground Zero
May 10, 2014
The unidentified substance was swiftly covered by a sneaker-clad shoe.Cara Delevingne: "Paparazzi Act Like Assassins"
April 2, 2014
Historical Examples of unidentified
Only, they had had the forethought to photograph the unidentified.The Flood
Dead bodies were common in those hills, and often were unidentified.The Story of the Outlaw
It is possible that some of his labours in this direction p. 48remain unidentified.A Life of William Shakespeare
Unidentified cockroaches are indicated by the word "Cockroaches."
Edmunds fed adults on unidentified flowers in the laboratory.
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.