identify with

Definition of identify with

  1. 1 :  to think of (something) as being the same as (something else) It is a mistake to identify being healthy with being thin.

  2. 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. 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

  1. :  to cause to be or become identical

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

    :  to establish the identity of

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a dividing ridge between drainage areas

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