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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

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.
Meanwhile, as risk managers team up with the corresponding insurance managers throughout their organizations to effect enterprise risk management and as regulations increase on public companies to identify capital risks and develop systems to manage them, the insurance industry must evolve to provide enterprisewide services.
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Despite the prevalence of disability among American Indians and evidence indicating that American Indians with disabilities are often inadequately served, few studies have attempted to identify community rehabilitation needs of American Indian people.
Screening tests are already available to identify which women in a cancer-prone family are at high risk of developing the disease.
QA data-gathering has traditionally been carried out in a perfunctory manner, whereas the importance of data-gathering and statistical thinking to identify causes of variation is highlighted in the QI model.
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