Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb identify

6 senses of identify

Sense 1
identify, place -- (recognize as being; establish the identity of someone or something; "She identified the man on the 'wanted' poster")
       => determine, set -- (fix conclusively or authoritatively; "set the rules")

Sense 2
name, identify -- (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")
       => denote, refer -- (have as a meaning; "`multi-' denotes `many' ")

Sense 3
identify -- (consider (oneself) as similar to somebody else; "He identified with the refugees")
       => see, consider, reckon, view, regard -- (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")

Sense 4
identify -- (conceive of as united or associated; "Sex activity is closely identified with the hypothalamus")
       => associate, tie in, relate, link, colligate, link up, connect -- (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")

Sense 5
identify, discover, key, key out, distinguish, describe, name -- (identify as in botany or biology, for example)

Sense 6
identify -- (consider to be equal or the same; "He identified his brother as one of the fugitives")
       => recognize, recognise -- (perceive to be the same)

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