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identify

verb

1 identify

Recognize as being; establish the identity of someone or something.

synonym: place.

Roget 464: compare to, compare with; collate, confront; place side by side, juxtapose etc. (near) 197; set against one another, pit against one another; contrast, balance.    identify, ... show more

Roget 465b: identify, recognize, match, match up; classify; recall, remember etc. (memory) 505; find similarity (similarity) 17; put in its proper place, ... show more

Roget 13: be identical etc. adj.; coincide, coalesce, merge.    treat as the same, render the same, identical; identify; recognize the identity of.   

Dutch: determineren, identificeren



2 identify

Give the name or identifying characteristics of; refer to by name or some other identifying characteristic property.

synonym: name.

Dutch: aanstellen

3 identify

Consider (oneself) as similar to somebody else.

4 identify

Conceive of as united or associated.

5 identify

Identify as in botany or biology, for example.

synonyms: describe, discover, distinguish, key, key out, name.

Roget 465: discriminate, distinguish, severalize; recognize, match, identify; separate; draw the line, sift; separate the chaff from the wheat, winnow the chaff from the wheat; separate the men from the boys; split hairs, draw a fine line, ... show more

Roget 480a: discover, find, determine, evolve, learn etc. 539; fix upon; pick up; find out, trace out, make out, hunt out, fish out, ... show more

6 identify

Consider to be equal or the same.


Moby thesaurus: ally, apply, appraise, argue, assess, associate, baptize, be indicative of, be significant of, be symptomatic of, bespeak, betoken, bind, bracket, call, catalog, catalogue, categorize, characterize, christen ... show more.

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