identify with

Definition of identify with

1 :to think of (something) as being the same as (something else)
  • It is a mistake to identify being healthy with being thin.
2 :to think of (someone) as being very closely associated with (something)
  • She has always been identified with the civil rights movement.
  • These groups are identified with conservation.
3 :to think of oneself as having the same problems and feelings as someone
  • Many readers identify with the characters in her novels.

Word by Word Definitions

identify play
  1. : to cause to be or become identical

  2. : to conceive as united (as in spirit, outlook, or principle)

  3. : to establish the identity of


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