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Definition 1: recognize as being; establish the identity of someone or something - [verb of cognition]

Samples where identify or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She identified the man on the `wanted' poster

Synonyms for identify in the sense of this definition

(identify is a kind of ...) fix conclusively or authoritatively

"set the rules"

(... is a kind of identify ) mark as different

"We distinguish several kinds of maple"

Definition 2: identify as in botany or biology, for example - [verb of cognition]

Synonyms for identify in the sense of this definition

(identify implies ...) arrange or order by classes or categories

"How would you classify these pottery shards--are they prehistoric?"

Definition 3: consider to be equal or the same - [verb of cognition]

Samples where identify or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He identified his brother as one of the fugitives

(identify is a kind of ...) perceive to be the same

(... is a kind of identify ) identify incorrectly

"Don't mistake her for her twin sister"

(... is a kind of identify ) identify as belonging to a certain type

"Such people can practically be typed"

(... is a kind of identify ) distinguish flavors

"We tasted wines last night"

Definition 4: conceive of as united or associated - [verb of cognition]

Samples where identify or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Sex activity is closely identified with the hypothalamus

(identify is a kind of ...) make a logical or causal connection

"I cannot connect these two pieces of evidence in my mind" "colligate these facts" "I cannot relate these events at all"

Definition 5: consider (oneself) as similar to somebody else - [verb of cognition]

Samples where identify or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He identified with the refugees

(identify is a kind of ...) deem to be

"She views this quite differently from me" "I consider her to be shallow" "I don't see the situation quite as negatively as you do"

Definition 6: give the name or identifying characteristics of; refer to by name or some other identifying characteristic property - [verb of communication]

Samples where identify or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Many senators were named in connection with the scandal
  • The almanac identifies the auspicious months

Synonyms for identify in the sense of this definition

(identify is a kind of ...) have as a meaning

"`multi-' denotes `many' "

(... is a kind of identify ) specify individually

"She enumerated the many obstacles she had encountered" "The doctor recited the list of possible side effects of the drug"

(... is a kind of identify ) enumerate

"We must number the names of the great mathematicians"

(... is a kind of identify ) give the names of

"He announced the winners of the spelling bee"

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