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identifying

See definition of identifying on Dictionary.com
  • as indescriptive
  • as inrecognition

synonyms for identifying

  • definitive
  • detailed
  • eloquent
  • expressive
  • illuminating
  • pictorial
  • revealing
  • vivid
  • anecdotic
  • characteristic
  • characterizing
  • circumstantial
  • classificatory
  • clear
  • delineative
  • depictive
  • describing
  • designating
  • explicative
  • expository
  • extended
  • graphic
  • illuminative
  • illustrative
  • indicative
  • interpretive
  • lifelike
  • narrative
  • particularized
  • picturesque
  • specific
  • true to life

antonyms for identifying

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  • dull
  • confusing
  • cursory
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How to use identifying in a sentence

This distinction is very useful in identifying young birds and females, which are sometimes very much alike.
BIRDS OF GUERNSEY (1879)CECIL SMITH
He must have had plenty of opportunity of identifying it, though he does not tell us whether he preserved it.
BIRDS OF GUERNSEY (1879)CECIL SMITH
That suddenly altered tone had awakened an elusive memory, but neither of them could succeed in identifying it.
DOPESAX ROHMER
The plan of identifying people by their finger-prints, although at first used only on criminals, is now put to many other uses.
THE WONDER BOOK OF KNOWLEDGEVARIOUS
What identifying features does it have that will enable us to recognize it?
ISLANDS OF SPACEJOHN W CAMPBELL
Of course, all this sounds very pagan, and I am not identifying myself with it.
MY NEW CURATEP.A. SHEEHAN
The features were not so much disfigured, as to hinder him from identifying them.
THE TIGER HUNTERMAYNE REID
Holding his ring with its identifying light beam before him, he leaped into the slot like a racing driver.
WHAT ROUGH BEAST?JEFFERSON HIGHE
The seal, however, has another use than that of marking and identifying property.
EXPOSITOR'S BIBLE: THE SECOND EPISTLE TO THE CORINTHIANSJAMES DENNEY
The form, appearance, and decoration are of the type Villanova, thus identifying it with northern Italy.
THE SWASTIKATHOMAS WILSON
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