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.
- identification bracelet,
- identification card,
- identification parade,
- identification tag,
- identity card,
- identity crisis,
- identity disorder
Origin of identify
Examples from the Web for 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'|Justin Jones|August 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Worse, many are yet unidentified, meaning their loved ones likely think they made it to safety.
Police sources confirm that the Millers conspired to infiltrate an unidentified court building and execute public officials.
Each bore a flag covered military transfer case, together transporting 7,390 unidentified or unclaimed human remains.
The unidentified substance was swiftly covered by a sneaker-clad shoe.
The poet had touched on some unidentified form of the story, long before, in The Lady of Shalott.Alfred Tennyson|Andrew Lang
The White-eyed Vireo was singing from a perch 30 feet high in a dead elm, when the unidentified passerine landed 10 feet distant.Natural History of the Bell Vireo, Vireo bellii Audubon|Jon C. Barlow
On the fifth day the doctors and nurses were called to the cemetery, where there were four hundred unidentified dead.The Melting-Pot|Israel Zangwill
He went out around the cabin to the spot from which the laughter came, punctuated by a strange and unidentified noise.The Dual Alliance|Marjorie Benton Cooke
Picture found on the dead body of an unidentified Federal soldier.American Adventures|Julian Street
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.