Definition of overidentify in English:

overidentify

verb

Psychology Sociology
  • with object (In pass.). To identify with someone or something else to an excessive degree, especially to the detriment of one's individuality or objectivity. Also (occasionally) without object.

Origin

1940s; earliest use found in Sociometry. From over- + identify.

Pronunciation

overidentify

/ˌəʊv(ə)rʌɪˈdɛntɪfʌɪ/