identify oneself


: to say who one is
When the police asked his name, he refused to identify himself.

Examples of identify oneself in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Consumers view it as a form of self-care, a way to identify oneself, and even a form of escapism. ELLE, 24 May 2023 While a person affected with TGA can’t form new memories or recall the recent past for a period of time, there is no loss of more distant memory, ability to identify oneself, or to think and reason. Bruce Y. Lee, Forbes, 28 May 2022 Pieciul raised his arms and spoke to the bear, a practice recommended in bear safety training courses to identify oneself as human and potentially defuse a tense situation. Caroline Van Hemert, Outside Online, 11 Aug. 2021

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“Identify oneself.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Nov. 2023.

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