Identify I*den"ti*fy, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Identified}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Identifying}.] [Cf. F. identifier. See {Identity}, and {-fy}.] 1. 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. [1913 Webster]

Every precaution is taken to identify the interests of the people and of the rulers. --D. Ramsay. [1913 Webster]

Let us identify, let us incorporate ourselves with the people. --Burke. [1913 Webster]

2. To establish the identity of; to prove to be the same with something described, claimed, or asserted; as, to identify stolen property. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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