Definition of identify
- groups that are identified with conservation
- identify with the hero of a novel
She identified the dog as her lost pet.
He was able to correctly identify the mushroom.
The witness positively identified the suspect in the crime.
The corpse was identified on the basis of dental records.
They could not identify the source of the quotation.
They had no difficulty in identifying the problem.
We began by identifying what we needed for the job.
We need to identify the causes of unemployment.
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put one's finger on;
: to know and say who someone is or what something is
: to find out who someone is or what something is
: to show who someone is or what something is
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