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English verb: identify

1. identify (cognition) recognize as being; establish the identity of someone or something


SamplesShe identified the man on the 'wanted' poster.


Synonymsplace


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)determine, set


Narrower (hyponym)differentiate, distinguish, secern, secernate, separate, severalise, severalize, tell, tell apart

2. identify (communication) give the name or identifying characteristics of; refer to by name or some other identifying characteristic property


SamplesMany senators were named in connection with the scandal.
The almanac identifies the auspicious months.


Synonymsname


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)denote, refer


Narrower (hyponym)announce, enumerate, itemise, itemize, list, number, recite

3. identify (cognition) consider (oneself) as similar to somebody else


SamplesHe identified with the refugees.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s somebody with something.
Somebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)consider, reckon, regard, see, view

4. identify (cognition) conceive of as united or associated


SamplesSex activity is closely identified with the hypothalamus.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody with something.
Somebody ----s something with something


Broader (hypernym)associate, colligate, connect, link, link up, relate, tie in

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


Synonymsdescribe, discover, distinguish, key, key out, name


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s something


Entailassort, class, classify, separate, sort, sort out

6. identify (cognition) consider to be equal or the same


SamplesHe identified his brother as one of the fugitives.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)recognise, recognize


Narrower (hyponym)misidentify, mistake, taste, type, typecast









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