Synonyms of identify in English:


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1‘she identified her attacker in a police line-up’


recognize, single out, pick out, spot, point out, pinpoint, pin down, put one's finger on, put a name to, name, place, know, know again, know by sight, discern, distinguish, discover, find, locate

remember, recall, recollect, call to mind

informal put the finger on

North American informal finger

2‘I was able to identify four problem areas’


determine, establish, ascertain, find out, discover, learn, fix, settle, decide, make out, ferret out, diagnose, deduce, divine, intuit, discern, distinguish

verify, confirm, make certain of, certify

informal figure out, get a fix on

3‘tobacco sponsorship is aimed at a market that identifies sport with glamour’


associate, link, connect, couple, relate, bracket, think of together

think of in connection with, draw a parallel with, mention in the same breath as, set side by side with



4‘children usually identify with the hero’


empathize, be in tune, have a rapport, feel togetherness, feel at one, commune, sympathize, be in sympathy

be on the same wavelength as, speak the same language as, talk the same language as

understand, relate to, feel for, have insight into

informal put oneself in the shoes of

5‘it is tempting to identify him with an Athenian painter of the same name’


equate with, identify someone as, consider someone to be, consider something to be, regard as being the same as, regard as being identical to