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English definition of “identify”

identify

verb [T]
 
 
/aɪˈdentɪfaɪ/
to find and be able to describe someone or something: identify what/which/who To create an effective advertising campaign you must first identify who your target market is. A good business recovery service should include an initial risk assessment to identify which essential processes are at risk and how the risk can be reduced.
to say or prove who or what someone or something is: The document must identify you by name and bear your signature or a readily recognizable photograph of you. You will be asked to identify yourself at the reception desk when you arrive.
(Definition of identify from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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