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identify

verb

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1 to find out or establish the identity of
  • sufficient forensic evidence to allow investigators to identify the perpetrator

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2 to think of (something) in combination
  • for some reason, he always identified the color red with flowers

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The first known use of identify was in 1626

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“Identify.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/identify. Accessed 19 Sep. 2021.

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