identify

[ ahy-den-tuh-fahy, ih-den- ]SEE DEFINITION OF identify
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Why not take Farrell down to Brookfield to identify Mortimer.

It did not need Mali-ya-bwana's whispered "faru" (rhinoceros) to identify the mound.

It does not require a professional beggar or a licensed guide to identify him.

This is one of our most abundant mushrooms, and the easiest for the beginner to identify.

Its manner of growth and its delicate shape of white will serve to identify it.

The peculiar color of the stem will help to identify the species.

Why, yes, he said: how can any reasonable being ever identify that which is infallible with that which errs?

But we are not justified, therefore, in attempting to identify them, any more than in wholly opposing them.

As to Mr. Rossi, I am now perfectly sure that he does not identify me at all.

The name sounded familiar, but he could not seem to identify its owner.

WORD ORIGIN

1640s, "regard as the same," from French identifier, from identité (see identity). Sense of "recognize" first recorded 1769. Meaning "make one (with), associate (oneself)" is from 1780. Sense of "serve as means of identification" is attested by 1886. Related: Identified; identifying.

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