# identify

identify is one of the 1000 most common headwords.
 identify
Identify is on the Academic Word List.

### Pronunciation

• IPA (key): aɪˈdɛnt.ɪ.faɪ
•  Audio (US) (file)
• Hyphenation: i‧den‧ti‧fy

## Verb

 Plain form identify Third-person singular identifies Past tense identified Past participle identified Present participle identifying
Identify is on the Academic Vocabulary List.
1. (transitive) If you identify something, you say what it is.
I showed him the picture and he identified the man as his brother.
The management has identified the key areas of concern.
The study identified three options.
2. (transitive) If ${\displaystyle x}$ identifies ${\displaystyle y}$, ${\displaystyle x}$ makes it easy to know what ${\displaystyle y}$ is.
3. (intransitive) If you identify with someone else, you understand and share their feelings.
4. (intransitive) If ${\displaystyle x}$ is identified with ${\displaystyle y}$, it is closely connected to it.