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Meaning of "identify" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF IDENTIFY

identify  [aɪˈdɛntɪˌfaɪ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF IDENTIFY

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Identify is a verb.
The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb identify in English.

WHAT DOES IDENTIFY MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of identify in the English dictionary

The first definition of identify in the dictionary is to prove or recognize as being a certain person or thing; determine the identity of. Other definition of identify is to consider as the same or equivalent. Identify is also often foll by with to consider as similar to another.


CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO IDENTIFY

PRESENT

Present
I identify
you identify
he/she/it identifies
we identify
you identify
they identify
Present continuous
I am identifying
you are identifying
he/she/it is identifying
we are identifying
you are identifying
they are identifying
Present perfect
I have identified
you have identified
he/she/it has identified
we have identified
you have identified
they have identified
Present perfect continuous
I have been identifying
you have been identifying
he/she/it has been identifying
we have been identifying
you have been identifying
they have been identifying
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I identified
you identified
he/she/it identified
we identified
you identified
they identified
Past continuous
I was identifying
you were identifying
he/she/it was identifying
we were identifying
you were identifying
they were identifying
Past perfect
I had identified
you had identified
he/she/it had identified
we had identified
you had identified
they had identified
Past perfect continuous
I had been identifying
you had been identifying
he/she/it had been identifying
we had been identifying
you had been identifying
they had been identifying
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will identify
you will identify
he/she/it will identify
we will identify
you will identify
they will identify
Future continuous
I will be identifying
you will be identifying
he/she/it will be identifying
we will be identifying
you will be identifying
they will be identifying
Future perfect
I will have identified
you will have identified
he/she/it will have identified
we will have identified
you will have identified
they will have identified
Future perfect continuous
I will have been identifying
you will have been identifying
he/she/it will have been identifying
we will have been identifying
you will have been identifying
they will have been identifying
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would identify
you would identify
he/she/it would identify
we would identify
you would identify
they would identify
Conditional continuous
I would be identifying
you would be identifying
he/she/it would be identifying
we would be identifying
you would be identifying
they would be identifying
Conditional perfect
I would have identify
you would have identify
he/she/it would have identify
we would have identify
you would have identify
they would have identify
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been identifying
you would have been identifying
he/she/it would have been identifying
we would have been identifying
you would have been identifying
they would have been identifying
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you identify
we let´s identify
you identify
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to identify
Past participle
identified
Present Participle
identifying
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH IDENTIFY


beautify
ˈbjuːtɪˌfaɪ
certify
ˈsɜːtɪˌfaɪ
demystify
diːˈmɪstɪˌfaɪ
flintify
ˈflɪntɪˌfaɪ
fortify
ˈfɔːtɪˌfaɪ
gratify
ˈɡrætɪˌfaɪ
identifier
aɪˈdɛntɪˌfaɪ
justify
ˈdʒʌstɪˌfaɪ
mattify
ˈmætɪˌfaɪ
mortify
ˈmɔːtɪˌfaɪ
notify
ˈnəʊtɪˌfaɪ
objectify
əbˈdʒɛktɪˌfaɪ
overidentify
ˌəʊvəraɪˈdɛntɪˌfaɪ
prettify
ˈprɪtɪˌfaɪ
quantify
ˈkwɒntɪˌfaɪ
ratify
ˈrætɪˌfaɪ
rectify
ˈrɛktɪˌfaɪ
reidentify
ˌriːaɪˈdɛntɪˌfaɪ
stratify
ˈstrætɪˌfaɪ
testify
ˈtɛstɪˌfaɪ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE IDENTIFY

identifiable
identifiably
identification
identification mark
identification papers
identification parade
identification tag
identified
identifier
identifies
Identikit
identities
identity
identity card
identity crisis
identity disc
identity element
identity hyphen
identity papers
identity parade

WORDS THAT END LIKE IDENTIFY

acetify
beatify
brutify
compactify
decertify
fructify
frutify
interstratify
left-justify
misidentify
moistify
mystify
prenotify
presanctify
recertify
rejustify
renotify
right-justify
stultify
unsanctify

Synonyms and antonyms of identify in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «IDENTIFY»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «identify» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of identify

Translation of «identify» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF IDENTIFY

Find out the translation of identify to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of identify from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «identify» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

识别
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

identificar
570 millions of speakers

English

identify
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

पहचान
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

يَتَحَقَّقُ مِنْ شَخْصِيَّةٍ
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

идентифицировать
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

identificar
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

সনাক্ত করা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

identifier
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Mengenal pasti
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

identifizieren
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

識別する
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

확인하다
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Ngenali
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

nhận dạng
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

அடையாளம்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

ओळखणे
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

belirlemek
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

identificare
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

zidentyfikować
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

розпізнавати
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

a identifica
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

προσδιορίζω
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

identifiseer
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

identifiera
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

identifisere
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of identify

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «IDENTIFY»

The term «identify» is very widely used and occupies the 4.418 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «IDENTIFY» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «identify» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «identify» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about identify

EXAMPLES

10 QUOTES WITH «IDENTIFY»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word identify.
1
Roy Blunt
I co-sponsored the Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Act to improve access to mental health services for people in the criminal justice system. This bill would give law enforcement officers the tools they need to identify and respond to mental health issues, while continuing to support mental health courts and crisis intervention teams.
2
Peter M. Brant
I identify with the 99 per cent.
3
John Breaux
Our struggle is to identify the sources of revenue and the means to obtain the funds. Without funds, all the planning and research studies can't help us.
4
Nicholas Brendon
I played baseball in college but I didn't identify with the jocks, I was in my own little world .
5
David Brock
I'm kind of a builder of institutions. I think I've got some ability to look at what's out here, look at a playing field, and identify gaps and niches.
6
David D. Burns
Every time you feel depressed about something, try to identify a corresponding negative thought you had just prior to and during the depression. Because these thoughts have actually created your bad mood, by learning to restructure them, you can change your mood.
7
Eddie Cahill
It was so popular, so more people identify me from 'Friends' than anything else.
8
Eddie Campbell
We could hang around for ten years and nobody would care enough to identify us. Therein lies the horror.
9
Lizzy Caplan
I think it's necessary to identify with anything - with any character you play, there's got to be something in common, so you can link up to that person, even if it's like one tiny thing. But it's equally fun to play somebody completely different, and trying to find what that thing is to make it.
10
Montgomery Clift
The only line that's wrong in Shakespeare is 'holding a mirror up to nature.' You hold a magnifying glass up to nature. As an actor you just enlarge it enough so that your audience can identify with the situation. If it were a mirror, we would have no art.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «IDENTIFY»

Discover the use of identify in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to identify and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Identify: Basic Principles of Identity Design in the Iconic ...
The book also offers 50 case studies that dive deeper into the mark's creation to present the challenges the team faced, how they overcame them, and their thinking behind the decisions they made along the way.
Chermayeff & Geismar, Ivan Chermayeff, Tom Geismar, 2011
2
Identify: Building Brand Through Letterheads, Logos and ...
Corporate identity is required by almost all organizations. This is a practical guide to researching, commissioning, briefing, designing and producing a basic identity system - logo, letterhead and business card.
Charlotte Rivers, 2003
3
Field Guide to Herbs & Spices: How to Identify, Select, and ...
This new title in the wildly successful Field Guide series comes in a handy, portable size with photos of over 200 seasonings cross-referenced to the detailed text.
Aliza Green, 2006
4
Identify Yourself: The 50 Most Common Birding Identification ...
Provides information on how to identify a variety of North American birds.
Bill Thompson, 2005
5
Field Guide to Seafood: How to Identify, Select, and Prepare ...
For many though, including vegetarians, this is a daunting suggestion--the variety and number of different kinds of fish and shellfish can be overwhelming.Continuing the successful Field Guide series, the Field Guide to Seafood includes ...
Aliza Green, 2007
6
Grow Your Own Leaders: How to Identify, Develop, and Retain ...
In Grow Your Own Leaders, three world-renowned experts introduce an entirely new approach for identifying tomorrow's leaders within your own organization, accelerating their development, and deploying them immediately, to address new ...
William C. Byham, Audrey B. Smith, Matthew J. Paese, 2002
7
Field Guide to Meat: How to Identify, Select, and Prepare ...
Following up on Field Guide to Stains and Field Guide to Produce, this handy, pocket-size guide will appeal to professional chefs and home cooks alike.
Aliza Green, 2005
8
How to Identify and Release Your Horse's Pain Points: An ...
This manual shows how to find and identify your horses pain points, then if necessary release them. Saves you time and money. Learn how to apply these easy to us methods for your horse.
Lorrie Bracaloni, 2009
9
How to Identify Your Organization's Training Needs: A ...
This book gives trainers the information and step-by-step instructions they need to determine the training requirements of everyone from newly hired, recently promoted, or just-transferred employees, to those who need training as a result ...
John H. McConnell, 2003
10
Identify Core Competencies for Job Success
This issue will teach you how to identify and use employee competencies and tasks to create better job descriptions.
Warren M. Krompf, 2007

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «IDENTIFY»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term identify is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Police trying to identify suspects in Summerside sexual assault …
Edmonton police are asking for the public's help to identify two suspects believed to have been involved in a reported sexual assault from the ... «CTV News, Jul 15»
2
Baby Doe: Police Create 2 Tip Lines to Help Identify Girl Found …
And yet, police have not been able to identify the little girl whose plight has captured the hearts of so many. "Someone knows her," State Police ... «People Magazine, Jul 15»
3
Longueuil police ask for public's help to identify three suspects in …
Longueuil police are hoping that someone may be able to identify three men involved in a home invasion and robbery that took place in March. «Montreal Gazette, Jul 15»
4
Reports: Officials identify Chattanooga shooter - Hawaii News Now …
Bullet holes could be seen in the glass of the Armed Forces Career Center where the gunman allegedly opened fire. (Source: April ... «Hawaii News Now, Jul 15»
5
Cops seek help to identify dead foreigner stuffed inside suitcase …
PETALING JAYA: Police are calling on the public for help to identify the body of a foreigner who was found tied up and stuffed inside a suitcase ... «The Star Online, Jul 15»
6
Tests could identify murdered child in SA | SBS News
The results of medical tests could shed more light on the sex and identity of a murdered child dumped in scrub in SA. Source: AAP. 17 Jul 2015 ... «SBS, Jul 15»
7
Amazon.com, Inc. v. Appistry, Inc.: Denying Institution for Failure to …
Amazon.com, Inc. v. Appistry, Inc.: Denying Institution for Failure to Identify Real Parties in Interest IPR2015-00480. posted on: Thursday, July ... «The National Law Review, Jul 15»
8
Simple brain scan could identify Alzheimer's disease risk - Daily Mirror
A simple brain scan may identify people most at risk of developing Alzheimer's disease years before symptoms develop. It uses a technique ... «Mirror.co.uk, Jul 15»
9
Forensics needed to identify Franz Joseph fire victim | NZNews | 3 …
The human remains discovered in a badly damaged shed on the West Coast yesterday will have to be identified by forensic testing, police say. «3News NZ, Jul 15»
10
Authorities can't identify crash victims - Daily Inter Lake: Local/Montana
SEATTLE (AP) — The two people who died in a small plane crash that prompted a teenage survivor to hike to safety from a rugged Washington ... «Daily Inter Lake, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Identify [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/identify>. Dec 2019 ».
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