US: /aɪˈdɛntəˌfaɪ/
UK: /a‍ɪdˈɛntɪfˌa‍ɪ/

English Vietnamese dictionary

identify /ai'dentifai/
  • ngoại động từ
    • đồng nhất hoá, coi như nhau
    • nhận ra, làm cho nhận ra, nhận biết; nhận diện, nhận dạng
      • to identify oneself with: gắn bó chặt chẽ với, gắn liền tên tuổi mình với, gắn liền vận mệnh mình với
      • to identify oneself with a party: gắn bó chặt chẽ với một đảng
  • nội động từ (+ with)
    • đồng nhất với, đồng cảm với
      • to identify with the hero of the novel: đồng cảm với nhân vật chính trong cuốn tiểu thuyết

Advanced English dictionary

+ verb (identifies, identifying, identified, identified)
1 (also informal ID) [VN] ~ sb/sth (as sb/sth) to recognize sb/sth and be able to say who or what they are: The bodies were identified as those of two suspected drug dealers. + She was able to identify her attacker. + Passengers were asked to identify their own suitcases before they were put on the plane. + Many of those arrested refused to identify themselves (= would not say who they were). + First of all we must identify the problem areas.
2 to find or discover sb/sth: [VN] Scientists have identified a link between diet and cancer. + As yet they have not identified a buyer for the company. + [V wh-] They are trying to identify what is wrong with the present system.
3 [VN] ~ sb/sth (as sb/sth) to make it possible to recognize who or what sb/sth is: In many cases, the clothes people wear identify them as belonging to a particular social class.
Phrasal Verbs: identify with sb to feel that you can understand and share the feelings of sb else: I didn't enjoy the book because I couldn't identify with any of the main characters.
identify sb with sth to consider sb to be sth: He was not the 'tough guy' the public identified him with.
identify sth with sth to consider sth to be the same as sth else
Synonym: EQUATE
You should not identify wealth with happiness.
be identified with sb/sth
identify yourself with sb/sth to support sb/sth; to be closely connected with sb/sth: The Church became increasingly identified with opposition to the regime.

Thesaurus dictionary

1 classify, categorize, catalogue, pigeon-hole, sort (out), specify, pinpoint, home (in) on, name, label, tag, recognize, place, mark, label, tag, pinpoint, single out, point out, Colloq put one's finger on:
We are unable to identify the butterfly you caught.
2 connect, associate, relate, ally:
She is closely identified with the success of the enterprise.
3 diagnose, specify, name, recognize:
From the symptoms, the doctor identified the disease as bubonic plague
4 Usually, identify with. empathize (with), sympathize (with), relate (to), Colloq dig:
His problem is that he identifies too closely with his dog.

Collocation dictionary


accurately, correctly
The new test will enable us to identify more accurately patients who are most at risk. Did you identify all the pictures correctly?
| falsely, incorrectly, wrongly | positively | clearly, unambiguously, unequivocally
We have not yet clearly identified the source of the pollution.
| formally
Someone has to formally identify the body.
| easily, readily
I could identify him easily if I saw him again.
| tentatively
All three structures dated to the third century and were tentatively identified as shrines.


be able/unable to, can
tests that can identify people at risk of cancer
| be easy to, be possible to | be difficult to | be necessary to | attempt to, seek to, try to | be used to, enable sb to, help to | decline to
The newspaper declined to identify the source of the allegations.


a means/way of identifying sb/sth
one means of identifying the disease in its early stages
PHRASAL VERBS identify with sb


closely, strongly
She identified strongly with the main character in the play.


I can't identify with men like him.
identify sb with sth


The policy is closely identified with the prime minister himself.
| clearly

Concise English dictionary

+recognize as being; establish the identity of someone or something
+give the name or identifying characteristics of; refer to by name or some other identifying characteristic property
+consider (oneself) as similar to somebody else
+conceive of as united or associated
+identify as in botany or biology, for example
+consider to be equal or the same