over·​iden·​ti·​fi·​ca·​tion -ī-ˌdent-ə-fə-ˈkā-shən How to pronounce overidentification (audio)
: excessive psychological identification
overidentification with his father
overidentify intransitive verb
overidentified; overidentifying

Dictionary Entries Near overidentification

Cite this Entry

“Overidentification.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/overidentification. Accessed 22 Mar. 2023.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

Challenging Standardized Test Words, Vol. 2

  • a pencil broken in half on top of a test answer sheet
  • The business’s new computer system proved not to be a panacea.
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

Solve today's spelling word game by finding as many words as you can with using just 7 letters. Longer words score more points.

Can you make 12 words with 7 letters?