mark (someone or something) as (something)

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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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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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