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Dictionary definition for: Identify

1. (v) recognize as being; establish the identity of someone or something; "She identified the man on the ''wanted" poster"

2. (v) 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"

3. (v) consider (oneself) as similar to somebody else; "He identified with the refugees"

4. (v) conceive of as united or associated; "Sex activity is closely identified with the hypothalamus"

5. (v) identify as in botany or biology, for example

6. (v) consider to be equal or the same; "He identified his brother as one of the fugitives"

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