Translation of "identity" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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identitynoun [ C or U ]

uk /aɪˈden.tə.ti/ us /aɪˈden.t̬ə.t̬i/

B2 who a person is, or the qualities of a person or group that make them different from others

The man's identity was being kept secret while he was helping police with enquiries. 这个男子在协助警方调查时,他的身份是保密的。
I cannot reveal the identity of my source. 我不能透露我的消息来源。
The informant was given a new identity (= a different name and new official documents) for protection. 给了检举人一个新身份以作保护。
The newspaper photo apparently showed him in Rome but it was a case of mistaken identity (= it was the wrong person). 报纸上的照片似乎显示他在罗马,但其实那个人不是他。
In prison people often suffer from a loss of identity. 在狱中人们经常会失去自我。
I think my job gives me a sense of identity. 我觉得我的工作给了我一种认同感。

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(Translation of “identity” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)