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1. identify

verb. ['aɪˈdɛntəˌfaɪ'] recognize as being; establish the identity of someone or something.

Synonyms

  • place
  • determine
  • distinguish
  • secern
  • secernate
  • severalize
  • severalise
  • differentiate
  • tell
  • separate
  • tell apart

Antonyms

  • desynchronize
  • blur
  • desynchronise
  • winterize

Etymology

  • identifier (French)
  • identificare (Latin)

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Words that Rhyme with Identify

  • edify
  • electrify
  • exemplify
  • identify
  • mollify
  • qualify
  • ramify
  • ratify
  • rectify
  • requalify
  • reunify

How do you pronounce identify?

Pronounce identify as aɪˈdɛntəˌfaɪ.

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How do you spell identify? Is it idenify ?

A common misspelling of identify is idenify

Example sentences of the word identify


1. Verb, base form
Now you need to learn how to identify dry land fish.

Quotes containing the word identify


1. There are no categories in contemporary art. There are no rules. Artists are given the freedom to make and create whatever they please and call it whatever they please. I identify with that system, or lack of system, much more than I do the landscape of contemporary publishing.
- James Frey

2. If you want to identify me, ask me not where I live, or what I like to eat, or how I comb my hair, but ask me what I am living for, in detail, ask me what I think is keeping me from living fully for the thing I want to live for.
- Thomas Merton

3. If you had to identify, in one word, the reason why the human race has not achieved, and never will achieve, its full potential, that word would be 'meetings.
- Dave Barry

2. identify

verb. ['aɪˈdɛntəˌfaɪ'] give the name or identifying characteristics of; refer to by name or some other identifying characteristic property.

Synonyms

  • announce
  • recite
  • number
  • list
  • name
  • denote
  • itemise
  • refer
  • enumerate

Antonyms

  • divest
  • disorient
  • deregulate
  • dispose

Etymology

  • identifier (French)
  • identificare (Latin)

3. identify

verb. ['aɪˈdɛntəˌfaɪ'] consider (oneself) as similar to somebody else.

Synonyms

  • see
  • consider
  • regard
  • view

Antonyms

  • disarranged
  • soft
  • up
  • front

Etymology

  • identifier (French)
  • identificare (Latin)

4. identify

verb. ['aɪˈdɛntəˌfaɪ'] conceive of as united or associated.

Synonyms

  • connect
  • link
  • link up
  • relate
  • associate
  • tie in

Antonyms

  • back
  • left
  • right
  • upgrade

Etymology

  • identifier (French)
  • identificare (Latin)

5. identify

verb. ['aɪˈdɛntəˌfaɪ'] identify as in botany or biology, for example.

Synonyms

  • sort out
  • distinguish
  • separate
  • key
  • name
  • class
  • assort
  • key out
  • discover
  • sort
  • describe

Antonyms

  • ascend
  • rise
  • moving
  • unsettled

Etymology

  • identifier (French)
  • identificare (Latin)

6. identify

verb. ['aɪˈdɛntəˌfaɪ'] consider to be equal or the same.

Synonyms

  • misidentify
  • type
  • taste
  • typecast
  • recognize
  • recognise

Antonyms

  • deglycerolize
  • pressurize
  • depressurise
  • pressurise

Etymology

  • identifier (French)
  • identificare (Latin)
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