mark as

mark (someone or something) as (something)

1. To place a mark on someone or something to signify their or its state or condition. It's a tedious task, but you'll have to use these stickers to manually mark each item as new, used, or unknown. The bouncer marked us as "Legal" with a big rubber stamp after checking our IDs.
2. To place a mark next to someone's or something's name on a list to indicate a particular status. Go through the guest list and mark each person as either present or absent.
3. To serve as an indication or piece of evidence that someone or something is a particular type of person or thing. Your outdoorsy clothing and massive backpack marked you as a tourist before you even opened your mouth.
4. To come to the conclusion that someone or something is a particular type of person or thing. I had always marked him as a bit of a doofus, but it turns out he's smarter than he looks.
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mark something as something

to make a mark next to the name of something on a list indicating what the thing is. I will mark this one as expired. This one is marked as needing repair work.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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References in classic literature ?
``And now,'' said Locksley, ``I will crave your Grace's permission to plant such a mark as is used in the North Country; and welcome every brave yeoman who shall try a shot at it to win a smile from the bonny lass he loves best.''
He has only to put her through an unconscious examination by getting her to read and mark a few of his favourite authors, and he is thus in possession of the master clues of her character.
and German ten-year bonds narrowed 20 basis points, to end the quarter at 90 basis points, the dollar continued to move higher against the German mark as market participants focused on developments in Europe.
By possessing the "sacred flame," Maecenas not only holds the "poetic fire" that creates and inspires, but also the power to canonize and mark as sacred, certifying a work as aesthetically and culturally legitimate.
If the owner is not using the same trade mark as was registered, the registration may be expunged.
So David Rhoads and Donald Michie, Mark as Story (Minneapolis: Fortress, 1982), 113-14.
You could read Mark as using an example that the Spirit descended on Jesus with the speed of a dove.
His conversion indicts a crew member's searing words, uttered shortly before the Allmuseri uprising, which characterize Calhoun as a shallow, worthless, anonymous piece of cargo: "'Once we reach New Orleans the rest of us kin sign on to other ships, and Calhoun'll go on his own way, like he's always done, believin' in nothin', belongin' to nobody, driftin' here and there and dyin', probably, in a ditch without so much as leavin' a mark on the world - or as much of a mark as you get from writin' on water'" (88).
It initially encountered selling pressure against the mark as investors sought to cover their intra-European exposures by buying marks.
Moreover, the Gospels of Matthew and Luke, which use Mark as their primary source, and the Fourth Gospel, which may also count Mark among its sources, all include appearances of the risen Jesus.
On the impact of Mark as a coherent narrative see Richard Horsley, Hearing the Whole Story: The Politics of Plot in Mark's Gospel (Louisville" Westminster John Knox, 2001), and David Rhoads, Joanna Dewey and Donald Michie, Mark as Story: An Introduction to the Narrative of a Gospel (Minneapolis: Fortress, 1999).
Her mark is interpreted in various, mostly negative, ways throughout the novel: Nel's children think of the mark as a "scary black thing" (97-98), and Jude, Nel's husband, who gets angry when Sula will not participate in the "milkwarm commiseration" he needs to feel like a man, thinks that Sula has a copperhead over her eye (103).
The mark as rose and snake signifies the beauty and danger of Sula's kind of freedom.
Then on February 7, the West German government announced plans for immediate talks on monetary union between East and West Germany, and the dollar began to firm against the mark as attention quickly focused on the possible inflationary consequences of such a move.
At that time, the dollar also came under more intense upward pressure against the mark as fears of German inflation intensified.