1. [ verb ] recognize as being; establish the identity of someone or something
Synonyms: place

"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
Synonyms: name

"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
Similar spelling:   identifying