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identify (oneself) with someone or something

to classify oneself with someone or something; to relate to someone or something; to see part of oneself represented in someone or something. I identify myself with the others. I identify with the birds and animals of the forest.
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identify someone as someone

 
1. to determine that someone is a certain person. Can you identify Fred as the perpetrator? Fred was identified as the thief.
2. to reveal one's identity or name. Will you identify the man as Tom? The stranger identified himself as a meter reader from the gas company.
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identify someone or something by something

to recognize someone or something because of something. Can you identify your baggage by any special marks? You can identify me by the red carnation in my lapel.
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identify someone or something with someone or something

to associate people and things, in any combination. I tend to identify Wally with big cars. We usually identify green with grass. We tend to identify big cars with greedy people.
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identify with somebody

to understand and feel sympathy for someone relate to somebody Ordinary people can identify with him in many ways, mainly because he talks to voters like an ordinary person.
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identify with something

to feel that you understand a situation relate to something So, they've run out of money? I can identify with that!
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identify with

v.
1. To associate or affiliate someone or something with someone or something else: The villagers did not trust us because they identified us with the foreigners who had looted their village years ago.
2. To understand or share the feelings of someone: I identify with children who have lost their parents because I am an orphan myself.
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It ruled that the ad must not appear again in its current form, adding: "We told Britvic to ensure their future ads were obviously identifiable as such and they made their commercial intent clear prior to engagement.
Examples of personally identifiable information include: first and last name; home or other physical address (including street name and name of a city or town); email address; telephone number; Social Security number; any other identifier that permits the physical or online contacting of a specific individual; or information concerning a user that the website or online service collects online from the user and maintains in personally identifiable form in combination with an identifier described in the California Online Privacy Protection Act.
The creditor should make sure a specific identifiable event has occurred to warrant the issuance of a Form 1099-C.
AMES, Iowa, March 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Palisade Systems, the leading provider of content monitoring and filtering and data loss prevention products, today announced that less than 10% of organizations in North America that store, send and access consumers' personally identifiable information have data loss prevention technology deployed to prevent illegal access and sending of consumers' personally identifiable information.
In a memo dated July 12, 2006, OMB provided updated guidance on the reporting of security incidents to now require agencies to report all incidents involving personally identifiable information to US-CERT within one hour of discovering the incident.
Some relationships that fall under the business associate umbrella include those with billing companies that act on behalf of the provider and receive individually identifiable health information in the form of resident billing information, or the hiring of a consultant to review the accuracy of billing and coding practices.
Those covered by HIPAA privacy standards must not wrongfully disclose individually identifiable health information.
Identifiable keys represent a real security breach because an aspiring thief can learn the location and easily pick out a key to the unit of his choice.
However, it found each approach to be non-operational because of subjectivity in identifying and measuring the elements of goodwill, particularly those with indefinite lives, and the inability to adequately review goodwill for impairment (no identifiable direct cash flows).
Because "it is not likely to be possible" to screen all of the remaining 62,000 chemicals, EDSTAC advised EPA to prioritize them for testing on the basis of their pervasiveness or their potential for high exposure in identifiable populations or ecosystems.
What homicide detective has not wished for the ability to develop identifiable fingerprints of a suspect from the skin of a dead body?
The court noted that the partners were members of an identifiable class, that the firm was aware that the partners were relying on the firm's work product and that the partners paid the firm directly for its services.
Identifiable Assets by Operating Segment, 2004-2005 (US$ thousand)
166-3(a)(2)(i) may be effected by acts other than the write-off entry, including identifying an allowance as pertaining to identifiable partially worthless business debts.
GAO relied on its prior work; interviewed VA and DOD officials; and reviewed the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) and the HIPAA Privacy Rule, which govern the sharing of individually identifiable health data.
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