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# {{context|transitive|lang=en}} To [[establish]] the [[identity]] of someone or something.
 
# {{context|transitive|lang=en}} To [[establish]] the [[identity]] of someone or something.
 
#* {{quote-book|passage=The formal name of a national having domiciliary register shall be '''identified''' by the national identity card;|title=[[S:Enforcement Regulations of the Name Act|Enforcement Regulations of the Name Act]]|year=1953}}
 
#* {{quote-book|passage=The formal name of a national having domiciliary register shall be '''identified''' by the national identity card;|title=[[S:Enforcement Regulations of the Name Act|Enforcement Regulations of the Name Act]]|year=1953}}
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|title=[http://www.economist.com/news/leaders/21583277-worlds-biggest-polluter-going-green-it-needs-speed-up-transition-can-china21583270-new-zealands-plan-regulate-designer-drugs-better-trying-ban-them-and-failing-new A new prescription]
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|passage=No sooner has a [synthetic] drug been blacklisted than chemists adjust their recipe and start churning out a subtly different one. These “legal highs” are sold for the few months it takes the authorities to '''identify''' and ban them, and then the cycle begins again.}}
 
# {{context|transitive|biology|lang=en}} To establish the [[taxonomic]] [[classification]] of an [[organism]].
 
# {{context|transitive|biology|lang=en}} To establish the [[taxonomic]] [[classification]] of an [[organism]].
 
#* {{quote-book|passage=A recent biological inventory uncovered 41 species and 2 subspecies of insects new to science and many species not before '''identified''' in the State of Washington.|title=[[S:Proclamation 7319|Proclamation 7319]]|year=2000}}
 
#* {{quote-book|passage=A recent biological inventory uncovered 41 species and 2 subspecies of insects new to science and many species not before '''identified''' in the State of Washington.|title=[[S:Proclamation 7319|Proclamation 7319]]|year=2000}}
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#* {{quote-book|passage=Now, the vast majority of us '''identify''' with the second group, the one that believes in trusting the wisdom of the people rather than taking power away from them and concentrating it in the other hands.|title=[[S:Presidential Radio Address - 26 February 1983]]|year=1983}}
 
#* {{quote-book|passage=Now, the vast majority of us '''identify''' with the second group, the one that believes in trusting the wisdom of the people rather than taking power away from them and concentrating it in the other hands.|title=[[S:Presidential Radio Address - 26 February 1983]]|year=1983}}
 
# {{context|intransitive|lang=en}} To claim an identity; to describe oneself as a member of a group; to assert the use of a particular term to describe oneself.
 
# {{context|intransitive|lang=en}} To claim an identity; to describe oneself as a member of a group; to assert the use of a particular term to describe oneself.
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|title=[http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/02/100205122240.htm Youth Who Self-Identify as Gay, Lesbian or Bisexual at Higher Suicide Risk, Say Researchers]
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|title=Youth Who Self-Identify as Gay, Lesbian or Bisexual at Higher Suicide Risk, Say Researchers
 
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|passage="The main message is that it's the interface between individuals and society that causes students who '''identify''' as gay, lesbian, or bisexual the most distress," said study first author Yue Zhao.
 
|passage="The main message is that it's the interface between individuals and society that causes students who '''identify''' as gay, lesbian, or bisexual the most distress," said study first author Yue Zhao.
 
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Revision as of 03:19, 29 September 2013

English

Etymology

From French identifier, from Medieval Latin identicus + Latin Template:term/t.

Pronunciation

Verb

identify ‎(third-person singular simple present identifies, present participle identifying, simple past and past participle identified)

  1. (transitive) To establish the identity of someone or something.
    • 1953, Enforcement Regulations of the Name Act:
      The formal name of a national having domiciliary register shall be identified by the national identity card;
    • 2013 August 10, “A new prescription”, in The Economist, volume 408, number 8848:
      No sooner has a [synthetic] drug been blacklisted than chemists adjust their recipe and start churning out a subtly different one. These “legal highs” are sold for the few months it takes the authorities to identify and ban them, and then the cycle begins again.
  2. (transitive, biology) To establish the taxonomic classification of an organism.
    • 2000, Proclamation 7319:
      A recent biological inventory uncovered 41 species and 2 subspecies of insects new to science and many species not before identified in the State of Washington.
  3. (transitive) To equate two or more things.
  4. (reflexive) To have a strong affinity with; to feel oneself to be modelled on or connected to.
    • 1999, Joyce Crick, translating Sigmund Freud, The Interpretation of Dreams, Oxford 2008, p. 117:
      The dream is given a new interpretation if in her dream she means not herself but her friend, if she has put herself in the place of her friend, or, as we may say, she has identified [transl. identifieirt] herself with her.
  5. (intransitive) To associate oneself with some group.
    • 1983, S:Presidential Radio Address - 26 February 1983:
      Now, the vast majority of us identify with the second group, the one that believes in trusting the wisdom of the people rather than taking power away from them and concentrating it in the other hands.
  6. (intransitive) To claim an identity; to describe oneself as a member of a group; to assert the use of a particular term to describe oneself.
  7. (transitive, topology) To map a number of points to one.
  8. (transitive) To make to be the same; to unite or combine into one.
    • D. Ramsay
      Every precaution is taken to identify the interests of the people and of the rulers.
    • Burke
      Let us identify, let us incorporate ourselves with the people.

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