|1.||[ verb ] recognize as being; establish the identity of someone or something|
"She identified the man on the "wanted" poster"
|Related terms:||determine distinguish identity identification|
|2.||[ verb ] 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"
|Related terms:||denote enumerate announce number identity identification naming|
|3.||[ verb ] consider (oneself) as similar to somebody else|
"He identified with the refugees"
|Related terms:||see identification|
|4.||[ verb ] conceive of as united or associated|
"Sex activity is closely identified with the hypothalamus"
|Related terms:||relate associate designation|
|5.||[ verb ] as in botany or biology, for example|
|Synonyms:||describe name key distinguish key_out discover|
|Related terms:||name identity classify|
|6.||[ verb ] consider to be equal or the same|
"He identified his brother as one of the fugitives"
|Related terms:||recognize mistake type taste identity|