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English Dictionary: identify by the DICT Development Group
3 results for identify
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  1. recognize as being; establish the identity of someone or something; "She identified the man on the 'wanted' poster"
    Synonym(s): identify, place
  2. give the name or identifying characteristics of; refer to by name or some other identifying characteristic property; "Many senators were named in connection with the scandal"; "The almanac identifies the auspicious months"
    Synonym(s): name, identify
  3. consider (oneself) as similar to somebody else; "He identified with the refugees"
  4. conceive of as united or associated; "Sex activity is closely identified with the hypothalamus"
  5. identify as in botany or biology, for example
    Synonym(s): identify, discover, key, key out, distinguish, describe, name
  6. consider to be equal or the same; "He identified his brother as one of the fugitives"
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Identify \I*den"ti*fy\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Identified}; p. pr.
      & vb. n. {Identifying}.] [Cf. F. identifier. See {Identity},
      and {-fy}.]
      1. To make to be the same; to unite or combine in such a
            manner as to make one; to treat as being one or having the
            same purpose or effect; to consider as the same in any
                     Every precaution is taken to identify the interests
                     of the people and of the rulers.         --D. Ramsay.
                     Let us identify, let us incorporate ourselves with
                     the people.                                       --Burke.
      2. To establish the identity of; to prove to be the same with
            something described, claimed, or asserted; as, to identify
            stolen property.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Identify \I*den"ti*fy\, v. i.
      To become the same; to coalesce in interest, purpose, use,
      effect, etc. [Obs. or R.]
               An enlightened self-interest, which, when well
               understood, they tell us will identify with an interest
               more enlarged and public.                        --Burke.
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