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Synonyms for identify
aɪˈdɛn təˌfaɪ, ɪˈdɛn-iden·ti·fy

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  1. identifyverb


  2. identifyverb

    To establish the identity of someone or something.


  3. identifyverb

    To establish the taxonomic classification of an organism.


  4. identifyverb

    To equate two or more things.


  5. identifyverb

    To have a strong affinity with; to feel oneself to be modelled on or connected to.


  6. identifyverb

    To associate oneself with some group.


  7. identifyverb

    To claim an identity; to describe oneself as a member of a group; to assert the use of a particular term to describe oneself.


  8. identifyverb

    To map a number of points to one.


Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. identify

    unite, integrate, recognize, verify, incorporate

    divide, disunite, confound, confuse, overlook, mistake

Princeton's WordNet

  1. identify, placeverb

    recognize as being; establish the identity of someone or something

    "She identified the man on the 'wanted' poster"

    put, aim, come out, key out, post, grade, range, set, describe, pose, place, name, locate, lay, invest, localize, send, site, rank, rate, direct, station, position, come in, distinguish, target, discover, order, key, point, commit, localise

  2. name, identifyverb

    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"

    discover, place, list, appoint, bring up, mention, name, describe, advert, key out, diagnose, call, distinguish, cite, refer, nominate, key, make, constitute

  3. identifyverb

    consider (oneself) as similar to somebody else

    "He identified with the refugees"

    describe, name, key, place, distinguish, key out, discover

  4. identifyverb

    conceive of as united or associated

    "Sex activity is closely identified with the hypothalamus"

    describe, name, key, place, distinguish, key out, discover

  5. identify, discover, key, key out, distinguish, describe, nameverb

    identify as in botany or biology, for example

    account, detect, distinguish, chance upon, signalise, trace, let out, separate, place, secern, bring out, reveal, disclose, attain, let on, depict, cite, find, describe, get word, differentiate, fall upon, refer, strike, spot, report, nominate, make, pick out, see, find out, key, expose, bring up, give away, mark, break, appoint, severalise, tell apart, signalize, happen upon, delineate, list, divulge, make out, come across, key out, observe, get a line, notice, recognize, line, name, pick up, call, mention, draw, discern, advert, recognise, tell, unwrap, constitute, learn, come upon, light upon, get wind, chance on, diagnose, discover, secernate, severalize, hear

  6. identifyverb

    consider to be equal or the same

    "He identified his brother as one of the fugitives"

    describe, name, key, place, distinguish, key out, discover

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. identifyverb

    prove to be identical, prove to be the same, ascertain to be the same

  2. identifyverb

    make identical, regard as one, consider the same

  3. identifyverb

    become identical, be the same

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  1. David Faigman:

    We never shied away from that history, or I never did, and I wanted to confront it, and then the question was,' What to do about it ?' And that went to the recommendations to identify initiatives to reconcile and restore justice with the descendants who feel the historical trauma and pain of what their ancestors suffered.

  2. Christiane Reitz:

    There are likely more than a hundred genes involved in Alzheimer's, we know some of them but not all. We need to identify the remaining ones.

  3. Matt Fleckerstein:

    AI can help identify web surfing patterns and then correlate those behaviors back to impact on actual job performance – is that behavior helping an individual to close more (or fewer) sales deals, be more (or less) effective at giving sales pitches, or is that behavior simply irrelevant to performance.

  4. Nicholas Mercurio:

    No one would benefit from a war which extends to the space domain, with that in mind, the space situational awareness capacity of the [Joint Space Operations Center] has a deterrent aspect to it, because we are able to identify, characterize, [and] attribute actions in space.

  5. Coast Guard Capt. John Reed:

    Once salvage professionals have determined the vessel to be stable, we will identify the best option to continue our rescue efforts for the four crew members who remain on board.

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