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identify verb

ADV. 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.

VERB + IDENTIFY 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.

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

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

VERB + IDENTIFY can/could I can't identify with men like him. identify sb with sth

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