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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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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

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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At these visits, the program faculty discuss their assessment efforts, including the learning outcomes and how they were identified, information collected about those outcomes, and any decisions that have been made about the program as a result.
In this proposed model, any of the items listed above that are left out of the company's post-closing adjustment process generally will result in a control deficiency, since they must be identified and included in the normal post-closing adjustment process.
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Students work in small groups, individually research specific issues relevant to the identified problem, reconvene after a period of independent research, and then collaboratively discuss their research findings.
Items for the knowledge and skills portions of the questionnaire were developed by considering the core competencies for youth development professionals identified by the National Collaboration for Youth (2004).
Regardless of whether a deficiency was identified through self-assessment or internal audit testing, the work process owner was responsible for analyzing the results and defining an appropriate remediation plan.
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