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Definition of Identify


  1. To make to be the same; to unite or combine in such a manner as to make one; to treat as being one or having the same purpose or effect; to consider as the same in any relation.
  2. To establish the identity of; to prove to be the same with something described, claimed, or asserted; as, to identify stolen property.
  3. To become the same; to coalesce in interest, purpose, use, effect, etc.

Identify Quotations

You can't relate to a superhero, to a superman, but you can identify with a real man who in times of crisis draws forth some extraordinary quality from within himself and triumphs but only after a struggle.
Timothy Dalton

Once you allow yourself to identify with the people in a story, then you might begin to see yourself in that story even if on the surface it's far removed from your situation. This is what I try to tell my students: this is one great thing that literature can do - it can make us identify with situations and people far away.
Chinua Achebe

People identify with being heartbroken. We've all been heartbroken, haven't we? I've been dumped, and it feels horrible.
Rob James-Collier

Be sure you positively identify your target before you pull the trigger.
Tom Flynn

The philosophy of fasting calls upon us to know ourselves, to master ourselves, and to discipline ourselves the better to free ourselves. To fast is to identify our dependencies, and free ourselves from them.
Tariq Ramadan
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Identify Translations

identify in Dutch is identificeren, vereenzelvigen
identify in French is identifiez, identifions, identifier, identifient
identify in German is identifizieren, identifizieren, identifiziere
identify in Norwegian is identifisere
identify in Portuguese is identifique
identify in Spanish is identificar
identify in Swedish is identifiera
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