Meaning of identify

Definition of identify

(verb) recognize as being; establish the identity of someone or something; "She identified the man on the `wanted' poster"
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"
consider (oneself) as similar to somebody else; "He identified with the refugees"
conceive of as united or associated; "Sex activity is closely identified with the hypothalamus"
identify as in botany or biology, for example
consider to be equal or the same; "He identified his brother as one of the fugitives"

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