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identify with

To associate something, someone, or oneself with a particular person, group, thing, or characteristic. Because of the way you're dressed, the locals are going to identify you with the rest of the tourists. I identify with the women on my mother's side of the family much more than those on my dad's side. I always identify the smell of pine needles with Christmastime.
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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

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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In December of 2014, Senators Grassley and Warren wrote to CMS Administrator Marilyn Tavenner to express support for the inclusion of unique device identifiers (UDIs) in claims forms and press CMS to work with other stakeholders to realize the benefits of a UDI system.
Because the identifier is unique to an individual, it also allows works to be tracked before and after a name change, a big advantage to those who change their names during their careers.
In this study, the object is the well-known worldwide identifier system in order to comparative evaluation of it with definition of the defined identifier systems.
Our work of identifier based auto configuration [27], uses identifiers for packet forwarding and path establishment purposes.
Some of the outcomes of the MISMO Universal Document Identifier Workgroup included testing the formula against more than 100,000 HUD-1 Settlement Statement documents.
Our analysis uncovered pervasive use/misuse of personal/phone identifiers and deep penetration of advertising and analysis networks," said the paper, which was presented this week at the Usenix Security Symposium in San Francisco.
The identifier used by the author of the operation when it supplied it
The SEC already uses the term "participant identifier" in conjunction with its Dodd-Frank swaps rules, while the CFTC refers to a "unique counterparty identifier.
When the new plan is fully implemented, all individuals with a direct relationship to DoD will use a new identifier called the Electronic Data Interchange-Person Identifier (EDI-PI), hereafter referred to as the DoD identification (ID) number, to be printed on all DoD ID cards.
As it stands, RFID-enabled license will emit a random identifier whenever it comes into a reader device's range.
An identifier is an "unambiguous string denoting an entity" (Paskin 2003, 28).
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) extended its original May 2007 deadline for the transition from legacy, proprietary physician identifier numbers to the new, national provider identifier (NPI).
As May 2007 approaches, all provider claims and eligibility systems must be upgraded to use the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA)-required National Provider Identifier (NPI) as their sole and unique identification method for all HIPAA standard electronic transactions.