identified with; identifying with; identifies 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.
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