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identify (someone or something) by (something)

To use some specific characteristic to recognize someone or something. You'll be able to identify me by my red hair and purple dress. I can identify a plagiarized report by the writing, you know—and this is definitely a plagiarized report.
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identify as (someone or something)

To classify or label someone or oneself as something. A noun or pronoun can be used between "identify" and "as." The guy on the security camera isn't a criminal after all—someone in the next block identified him as one of their neighbors. If you don't identify yourself as a member of this community, I'm going to call the police! Growing up, I always thought I was straight, but now I identify as bisexual.
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identify with

To associate something, someone, or oneself with a particular person, group, thing, or characteristic. A noun or pronoun can be used between "identify" and "with." 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. Because of the way you're dressed, the locals are going to identify you with the rest of the tourists.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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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The American Heritage® Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs. Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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Among 24 CM patients (Group 2) with identifiable underlying diseases, the most common disease was hepatitis B (14/24, 58.3%), other diseases included hypertension, diabetes mellitus, tuberculosis, rheumatoid arthritis, silicosis, hematological disease and multiple organ failure.
Clients needing to determine the point at which forgiveness is correctly includible in income may look to the other seven identifiable events fisted in the regulations but with cautious understanding that the regulations are provided only for Form 1099-C reporting obligations and may not accurately signify the moment at which a debt is forgiven or canceled.
A Newcastle City Council spokesman said:"We do not believe that the homes of asylum seekers in Newcastle are identifiable by the colour of their doors so this is not an issue here."
It said: "We considered the ad was not obviously identifiable as such and therefore concluded that it breached the code."
(3) Ensure that personally identifiable information is accurate, relevant, timely, and complete for the purposes for which it is to be used.
In accordance with the invention, an identifiable bullet may be made by forming a bore in the projectile portion of the ammunition, placing a marker in the bore, introducing a flowable polymetric material into the bore, and hardening the polymetric material.
Under the California Online Privacy Protection Act, an operator of a commercial website or online service (including a mobile application) that collects personally identifiable information through the Internet about individual consumers residing in California who use or visit its commercial website or online service must conspicuously post its privacy policy on its website.
6050P, what information needs to be filed with the Form 1099-C, and what constitutes an identifiable event.
The following is a recently reported personally identifiable information (PII) data breach.
New Delhi, June 8 ( ANI ): With the family of Mahendra Singh Rathore, the co-pilot of the Boeing that went down in Lagos, Nigeria, awaiting for his body for the past four days, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) on Friday said that the arrival of the dead body is likely to take time because the remains are not in a condition where they can easily be identifiable.
On July 21, a House subcommittee marked up a data breach notification bill (HR 2577) that would require businesses that collect personally identifiable information to implement security practices to protect this information.
Identifiable data are data that contain detail sufficient to identify a single individual, exclusive from any other individual, with a high degree of certainty.
In the legal world of cybersecurity, these data points aren't technically considered personally identifiable information--unlike such linkable data as Social Security numbers, medical information or financial data, for example.
Each state has adopted additional practices to protect personally identifiable information about its students in reported results.
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