consider to be equal or the same
"He identified his brother as one of the fugitives"
identify as in botany or biology, for example
- key out
conceive of as united or associated
"Sex activity is closely identified with the hypothalamus"
consider (oneself) as similar to somebody else
"He identified with the refugees"
give the name or identifying characteristics of
refer to by name or some other identifying characteristic property
"Many senators were named in connection with the scandal"
"The almanac identifies the auspicious months"
recognize as being
establish the identity of someone or something
"She identified the man on the 'wanted' poster"