reidentify

verb re·iden·ti·fy \ (ˌ)rē-ī-ˈden-tə-ˌfī , -ə- \
|Updated on: 12 Jun 2018

Definition of reidentify

reidentified; reidentifying
: to identify (someone or something) again
  • Cookies were first cooked up as a convenient way to make return visits to Web sites without having to reidentify yourself or your preferences.
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also : to give a new or different identity to
  • Reidentified by false names, they can never contact anyone who knew them before…
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often + as
  • … when the work reemerged in 1967 it was sold at Sotheby's as Fuseli's portrait of Cartwright, but it was immediately reidentified as a self-portrait.
  • —William L. Pressly

reidentification

play \(ˌ)rē-ī-ˌden-tə-fə-ˈkā-shən, -ə-\ noun
    • … the case hinged on the risk of "reidentification," or identifying individuals from apparently anonymized information.
    • —Patrick Cain

First Known Use of reidentify

1820

in the meaning defined above

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