identify with

phrasal verb

identified with; identifying with; identifies 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.

Examples of identify with in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web From Christopher Columbus in Connecticut to the massive Confederate statues on Monument Avenue in Richmond, Va., public art honoring many historical figures identified with colonialism, slavery, and oppression was either vandalized, relocated, or removed. Laura A. MacAluso & Karim M. Tiro / Made By History, TIME, 2 July 2024 In this episode are the songs most identified with the genre, and the disco divas are given their due through the specific lens of Stanton, Thelma Houston, and, later, the rise of women through disco with Donna Summer at the pinnacle. Lily Moayeri, SPIN, 18 June 2024 Americans are becoming less religious overall, and even among those who still identify with a faith, many permanently switched during the pandemic to remote and online services. Rachel M. Cohen, Vox, 18 June 2024 This can be particularly true when students identify with the attorneys due to shared experiences and upbringing, things only learned through real, face to face conversation. Susan Cacace, New York Daily News, 8 June 2024 See all Example Sentences for identify with 

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“Identify with.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/identify%20with. Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

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