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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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But irrespective of particular value drivers, it's imperative for every organization to clearly identify and prioritize the specific activities that it believes will create significant value.
Importance and satisfaction ratings were also combined to identify "priority" and "high priority" community rehabilitation needs, those concerns that were rated as both high in importance and low in satisfaction with the community response to addressing the concern.
Identify the information needed to understand the current process.
It is clear that databases readily accessible online can be used to track the diffusion of ideas and to identify those in which interest is growing as exemplified by: (1) a great increase in the number of references, (2) a substantial increase in the number of databases in which the idea occurs, or (3) the movement of the idea from a limited-audience literature to a wide-audience literature.
The Board believes that the best protection is for banks to possess sufficient knowledge to clearly identify each customer and to have a full understanding of the type of business engaged in by the customer.
A combination of panel presentations, open discussions and small-group consensus activities were used to identify critical issues in the three topical areas.
The binder system used to identify the sample refers to the binder used for core-making.
In an examination of the formative context within which students' beliefs develop, it is necessary to identify some of the confounding variables that complicate the relationship between the learning environment and students' beliefs.
Under the new identified straddle regime, however, T may identify which X shares are straddled by the put option (e.
Greater capacity in tracking can help investigators a) identify populations at risk and respond to outbreaks, clusters and emerging threats; b) establish the relationship between environmental hazards and disease; c) guide intervention and prevention strategies, including lifestyle improvements; d) identify, reduce, and prevent harmful environmental risks; e) improve the public health basis for policymaking; f) enable the public's right to know about health and the environment; and g) track progress toward achieving a healthier nation and environment.
The Specialists apply these tools to help industry identify ways to improve system efficiency.