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identify

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We think a happy life consists in tranquility of mind.
Marcus T. Cicero
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Etymology

From French identifier

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Verb

Infinitive
to identify

Third person singular
identifies

Simple past
identified

Past participle
-

Present participle
identifying

to identify (third-person singular simple present identifies, present participle identifying, simple past and past participle identified)
  1. to establish the identity of someone or something
  2. (biology) to establish the taxonomic classification of an organism
    • 2000, Proclamation 7319,  
      A recent biological inventory uncovered 41 species and 2 subspecies of insects new to science and many species not before identified in the State of Washington.
  3. to equate two or more things
  4. to associate oneself with some group
    • 1983, S:Presidential Radio Address - 26 February 1983,  
      Now, the vast majority of us identify with the second group, the one that believes in trusting the wisdom of the people rather than taking power away from them and concentrating it in the other hands.
  5. (topology) To map a number of points to one.

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