identify identify  /aɪ ˈdɛn tə ˌfaɪ/


  1. (v) recognize as being; establish the identity of someone or something
  2. (v) give the name or identifying characteristics of; refer to by name or some other identifying characteristic property
  3. (v) consider (oneself) as similar to somebody else
  4. (v) conceive of as united or associated
  5. (v) identify as in botany or biology, for example
  6. (v) consider to be equal or the same


  1. The struggle to identify the critter displays not only the mystery of nature, but also the fickleness of the science of taxonomy.
  2. With hopes of finding survivors fading, relatives and scientists turn to the grim task of identifying victims.
  3. Yet Opus will still not identify its members, and many prefer not to identify themselves.


  1. Building a Personal Brand Customers Can Identify

    June 20 (Bloomberg) -- In today's "This Maters Now," Jeff Hayzlett, CEO at The Hayzlett Group, looks at how companies need to build a personal brand customers can identify with and the dangers of a personality overshadowing a product. He speaks on Bloomberg Television's "Bloomberg Surveillance."
    on June 20, 2013     Source: Bloomberg

  2. NOPD trying to identify chronic Uptown shoplifter who loves laundry detergent

    New Orleans police are asking the public to help identify a man accused of swiping more than $250 in merchandise and recently emptying the laundry detergent section at an Uptown gas station. The man is wanted most recently in connection...
    on June 20, 2013     Source: New Orleans Times-Picayune

  3. Help Us Identify This Vehicle Suspected In A Homicide

    What appear to be three very stupid criminals shot and killed a man three weeks ago in suburban Toronto, but not before slowly driving past five neighborhood security cameras. Can you help the police identify the car? The homicide is particularly tragic. The victim was 38-year-old Surenthira Vaithlingam, who was just laying some bricks for his backyard in preparation for his son's upcoming ...
    on June 20, 2013     Source: Jalopnik


  1. "In close collaboration with the Treasury and the Securities and Exchange Commission, we have been in ongoing discussions with market participants, including through the weekend, to identify potential market vulnerabilities in the wake of an...
    on Sep 14, 2008 By: Ben Bernanke Source: Reuters

  2. "For years, images of this man sexually abusing children have been circulating on the Internet. We have tried all other means to identify and to bring him to justice, but we are now convinced that without the public's help this sexual predator could...
    on Oct 8, 2007 By: Ronald Noble Source: Guardian Unlimited

  3. "I could see they were running at full speed and they were harnessed together and I knew we were going to most certainly get hit, and as soon as it happened, everybody was crying and screaming.Police declined to identify the woman who died, but said...
    on Jul 5, 2010 By: Virgil Source: Nayabcafe (blog)

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