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Synonyms for identity
aɪˈdɛn tɪ ti, ɪˈdɛn-iden·ti·ty

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Wiktionary3.0 / 2 votes

  1. identitynoun


  2. identitynoun

    The sameness some individuals share to make up the same kind or universal.


  3. identitynoun

    The difference or character that marks off an individual from the rest of the same kind, selfhood.


  4. identitynoun

    A name or persona—the mask or appearance one presents to the world—by which one is known.

    This criminal has taken on several identities


  5. identitynoun

    Knowledge of who one is.


  6. identitynoun

    Any function which maps all elements of its domain to themselves.


  7. identitynoun

    An element of an algebraic structure which, when applied to another element under an operation in that structure, yields this, second element.


Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes

  1. identity

    oneness, unity, sameness, personality, individuality, convertibility

    difference, distinctness, separateness, plurality, contrariety

Princeton's WordNet3.0 / 1 vote

  1. identity, personal identity, individualitynoun

    the distinct personality of an individual regarded as a persisting entity

    "you can lose your identity when you join the army"

    indistinguishability, individualism, personal identity, identity element, individuation, identicalness, identity operator, individuality

  2. identitynoun

    the individual characteristics by which a thing or person is recognized or known

    "geneticists only recently discovered the identity of the gene that causes it"; "it was too dark to determine his identity"; "she guessed the identity of his lover"

    indistinguishability, individuality, identity element, personal identity, identity operator, identicalness

  3. identity, identity element, identity operatornoun

    an operator that leaves unchanged the element on which it operates

    "the identity under numerical multiplication is 1"

    indistinguishability, individuality, identity element, personal identity, identity operator, identicalness

  4. identity, identicalness, indistinguishabilitynoun

    exact sameness

    "they shared an identity of interests"

    indistinguishability, individuality, identity element, personal identity, identity operator, identicalness

Editors Contribution0.0 / 0 votes

  1. uniquenessadjective

    because if you have your own identity, you are unique

    Submitted by rinat on May 31, 2023  

Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. identitynoun


PPDB, the paraphrase database0.0 / 0 votes

  1. List of paraphrases for "identity":

    identities, identification, id, identidad, i.d., characteristics, branding

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  1. Oscar Auliq-Ice:

    A subtle but effective way of encouraging an irregular voter is by slightly altering your vocabulary when you ask questions. For reasons that are unclear, people’s internal identity is only loosely connected to their actions—until they’re reminded of the discrepancy between the two. Use that to your advantage by emphasizing the identity of being a voter rather than the act of voting.

  2. Walt Whitman:

    Answer That you are here---that life exists and identity, That the powerful play goes on, and you may contribute a verse.

  3. Alex Vatanka:

    There is a large pool to draw from, there are pockets within that Shi'ite community that have been willing to pick up arms to fight for their Shi’ite identity, their sectarian identity. And that’s what the IRGC is tapping into.

  4. Aydin Soei:

    When he no longer has an identity with a gang that provides an alternative to society, he could be even more susceptible to seek an identity with a radical interpretation of Islam.

  5. Brian Schaffner:

    When your identity and view of [ the nation's ] identity overlaps with your partisan identity so much, it's hard to ever consider shifting sides.

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