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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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These identifiers are not considered DoD UID equivalents but will be accepted by DoD as commonly accepted commercial marks when unique identification is not required.
Also on May 7,1998, the NPRM for the national provider identifier (NPI) proposed an eight-digit alphanumeric identifier for use in electronic claims processing.
This node then sends a broadcast packet containing its identifier and assigned number so all other nodes learn its relative position.
Sentrigo, Sentrigo Hedgehog, Hedgehog Identifier, Hedgehog vPatch and the Sentrigo logo are trademarks of Sentrigo, Inc.
To reduce the risk of disclosing confidential information, personal identifiers should be removed as soon as feasible while maintaining the usefulness of the data.
DTCC's Loan/SERV Adopts Markit's Entity Identifiers for Loan Reconciliation and Messaging
Regionally, municipal bond issuers in Texas, New York and California demanded the highest volume of new CUSIP identifiers in October, accounting for 30% of all municipal bond activity during the month.
Non-DoD agencies use Dun and Bradstreet's Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) numbers as their identifiers.
However, this creates problems for Windows 2000 since each LUN will have multiple Target ID (TID)/LUN identifier (LUN ID) addresses as illustrated in Figure 1.
No group wants data revealed with patient identifiers.
Hedgehog IDentifier can be installed on any of the commonly used Java application servers, including IBM WebSphere, BEA WebLogic, Oracle iAS, JBoss and Apache Tomcat.
28, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Virtus Partners announced today it has adopted the Financial Instrument Global Identifier, or FIGI, to identify syndicated loans that sit in collateralized loan obligations (CLOs) and other credit based structures.
Traiana, the leading provider of pre-trade risk and post-trade processing solutions, announces that it has launched a comprehensive Unique Trade Identifier (UTI) management solution using the Harmony network.
Industry Initiative Publishes "Core Identifier Framework Matrix"
The volume of requests for new municipal CUSIP identifiers declined for the fifth straight month, decreasing 11% in September, with a total of 926 new identifier requests made over the course of the month.