identity, personal identity, individuality(noun)
the distinct personality of an individual regarded as a persisting entity
"you can lose your identity when you join the army"
identity, identicalness, indistinguishability(noun)
"they shared an identity of interests"
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"
identity, identity element, identity operator(noun)
an operator that leaves unchanged the element on which it operates
"the identity under numerical multiplication is 1"
The sameness some individuals share to make up the same kind or universal.
The difference or character that marks off an individual from the rest of the same kind, selfhood.
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
Knowledge of who one is.
Any function which maps all elements of its domain to themselves.
An element of an algebraic structure which, when applied to another element under an operation in that structure, yields this, second element.
English Synonyms and Antonyms
alteration, change, change, conversion, diversity, innovation, mutation, novelty, regeneration, renewal, renewing, revolution, transformation, transition, transmutation, variation, variety, vicissitude
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How to use identity in a sentence?
Almost all protesters wear masks, with the intention of hiding their identity. That's why they have become more unbridled, we can't keep the existing regulations idle and let violence escalate and the situation continue to deteriorate.
Richard Nixon lied to gain love, to shore up his grandiose fantasies, to bolster his ever-wavering sense of identity. He lied in attack, hoping to win and always he lied, and this most aggressively, to deny that he lied.
It's outrageous that the Department of Justice has allowed known sex offenders to participate in the federal witness protection program and has failed to implement procedures to ensure that they don't commit additional crimes, under this program, sex offenders are given a new identity and placed in a new community, but often the Justice Department fails to register these criminals as sex offenders and does not notify local law enforcement agencies about the criminals that have been dropped off in their towns.
You need to take inventory of all the ways your are presenting yourself, from business cards to stationery to social media, you want people to find only current information, rather than someone who is half-in and half-out of an old identity.
All discomfort comes from suppressing your true identity.
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- هوية, مطابقةArabic
- identitatCatalan, Valencian
- identita, totožnostCzech
- Gleichheit, IdentitätGerman
- identiteetti, henkilöllisyysFinnish
- dearbh-aithne, ionannachdScottish Gaelic
- 同一, 身元, 素性, 同一性, 氏名, アイデンティティJapanese
- identiteit, identiteiten, persoonlijkheidDutch
- identitetNorwegian Nynorsk
- ли́чные да́нные, тожде́ственность, иденти́чность, индивидуа́льность, ли́чностьRussian
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