identify with


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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 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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