identify something with something

identify something with something
iˈdentify sth with sth derived
to consider sth to be the same as sth else
Syn: equate

You should not identify wealth with happiness.

Main entry:identifyderived

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • identify yourself with something — be iˈdentified with sb/sth | iˈdentify yourself with sb/sth derived to support sb/sth; to be closely connected with sb/sth • The Church became increasingly identified with opposition to the regime. Main entry: ↑identifyderived …   Useful english dictionary

  • identify somebody with something — iˈdentify sb with sth derived to consider sb to be sth • He was not the ‘tough guy’ the public identified him with. Main entry: ↑identifyderived …   Useful english dictionary

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  • identify — i|den|ti|fy W1 [aıˈdentıfaı] v past tense and past participle identified present participle identifying third person singular identifies [T] [Date: 1600 1700; : Late Latin; Origin: identificare, from Latin idem; IDENTITY] 1.) to recognize and… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • identify — [[t]aɪde̱ntɪfaɪ[/t]] ♦♦ identifies, identifying, identified 1) VERB If you can identify someone or something, you are able to recognize them or distinguish them from others. [V n] There are a number of distinguishing characteristics by which you… …   English dictionary

  • identify with — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms identify with : present tense I/you/we/they identify with he/she/it identifies with present participle identifying with past tense identified with past participle identified with 1) identify with someone to… …   English dictionary

  • identify*/*/*/ — [aɪˈdentɪˌfaɪ] verb [T] 1) to recognize someone and be able to say who they are One of the thieves has been identified by witnesses.[/ex] 2) to recognize something and to understand exactly what it is Several key problems have already been… …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • identify with something — identify with (something) to feel that you understand a situation. So, they ve run out of money? I can identify with that! …   New idioms dictionary

  • Identify — I*den ti*fy, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Identified}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Identifying}.] [Cf. F. identifier. See {Identity}, and { fy}.] 1. To make to be the same; to unite or combine in such a manner as to make one; to treat as being one or having the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • identify — ► VERB (identifies, identified) 1) establish the identity of. 2) recognize or select by analysis. 3) (identify with) regard oneself as sharing the same characteristics or thinking as (someone else). 4) (identify with) associate (someone or… …   English terms dictionary

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