Definition of identify :
1. To become the same; to coalesce in interest, purpose, use, effect, etc.
2. To establish the identity of; to prove to be the same with something described, claimed, or asserted; as, to identify stolen property.
3. To make to be the same; to unite or combine in such a manner as to make one; to treat as being one or having the same purpose or effect; to consider as the same in any relation.
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discover (part of speech: verb)
name (part of speech: verb)
- No use wondering who he was; there's nothing to identify him with- no hair, no clothing- nothing but dead bone. - "Caves of Terror", Talbot Mundy.
- Having thus prepared him to expect news, he had written him in my name that the man who had wronged Gareth was about to marry another woman, and had given such details of the elopement as would enable the Colonel to witness it and thus identify the man he sought. - "By Wit of Woman", Arthur W. Marchmont.
- As if the spirits who attack all could have failed to identify, after thirty years of defeat, the Greater One whom the Baptist had everywhere proclaimed. - "The Gospel According to St. Mark", G. A. Chadwick.