English Online Dictionary. What means identify? What does identify mean?
From French identifier, from Medieval Latin identicus + Latin faciō.
- IPA(key): /aɪˈdɛn.tɪ.faɪ/, /ɪˈdɛn.tɪ.faɪ/
- Hyphenation: iden‧ti‧fy
identify (third-person singular simple present identifies, present participle identifying, simple past and past participle identified)
- (transitive) To establish the identity of someone or something.
- (transitive) To disclose the identity of someone.
- (transitive, biology) To establish the taxonomic classification of an organism.
- (transitive) To equate or make the same; to unite or combine into one.
- 18 February, 1780, Edmund Burke, Speech on Economical Reform
- Let us identify, let us incorporate ourselves with the people.
- (reflexive) To have a strong affinity with; to feel oneself to be modelled on or connected to.
- (intransitive) To associate oneself with some group; to feel, or believe one feels, the same way.
- (reflexive, with as) To claim an identity; to describe oneself as a member of a group; to assert the use of a particular term to describe oneself.
- authenticate (coordinate in IP networking sense)
- “identify”, in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, Springfield, Mass.: G. & C. Merriam, 1913, →OCLC.
- “identify”, in The Century Dictionary […], New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911, →OCLC.
- “identify”, in OneLook Dictionary Search.