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identify in English:

1. to recognize someone or something and say correctly who or what they are

English word "identify"(to recognize someone or something and say correctly who or what they are) occurs in sets:

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2. to recognise and correctly name someone or something

3. recognise

I didn't recognise him because he was wearing glasses
She didn't recognise him.
Can you recognise different kinds of fish?
No one recognised Phil when he came to the party dressed as an old man.
I only hoped she would recognise me
I didn't recognise you in your uniform.
I recognise her from a party we went to last year.
He has a beard now, that's why I didn't recognise him immediately.
One of the cashiers recognised him.
recognise it is true.
They recognised this footballer.
It is not until we lose our health that we recognise its blessing.
I didn't recognise the tune.
Qing Qing, a seven-year-old panda, can even recognise its name.

English word "identify"(recognise) occurs in sets:

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4. distinguish

e. g distinguish yourself
It seems that it's impossible to distinguish an obsessional neurosis from an intense love from a biochemical perspective.
Could you teach me how people distinguish between these words in common usage?
No matter how we try, it is impossible to distinguish good people from bad people by outward appearances.
We need to distinguish what a sentence could mean from what it actually does mean when used by one particular speaker on one particular occasion.
These days when I hear about these horrible incidents on the news I get the feeling that more and more young people are losing their ability to distinguish between real and virtual worlds.
You get to see the wood only when it becomes too difficult to distinguish individual trees.
The problem quoted isn't one, but there are problems in the reading section that ask you to distinguish relative pronouns from relative adverbs.
What is produced by our industry needs to distinguish itself by innovation and quality, never by price.
There is very little to distinguish it from the hundreds of other websites devoted to this subject.
Those bands distinguished themselves during the revolution in the sixties.
In Spock we can distinguish three classes that are able to override a behaviour of some other class or interface: Stubs, Mocks and Spies
Combination of classical music, improvisation and blues distinguish Deep Purple from the other bands. Their last concert delighted fans
Religion, which should most distinguish us from the beasts, and ought most particularly elevate us, as rational creatures, above brutes, is that wherein men often appear most irrational, and more senseless than beasts.

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5. to feel sympathy with someone or be able to share their feelings

6. identify

I identify with you.
You can easily identify Tom because he is very tall.
Which one of Japan's historical characters do you identify yourself with?
First of all we have to identify the problem.
You can identify children's voices without any problem.
Some people identify success with having much money.
Planets are easy to identify because they don't twinkle like stars do.
What is significant in this argument is that his theory can identify those phenomena.
Psychics often ‘identify’ common medical problems.
Market studies are investigations that companies condcut to identify custoer needs.
When asked to identify America’s worst contribution; 32% of Americans pointed to film and television.
Some of the children in the photographs have still not been identified. You need to identify your priorities.
Someone from the family has to identify the body.
I identify more with my work than with my private life.
Researchers Identify New Receptor Complex in Brain

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7. identification

May I see two pieces of identification?
After a long wait in line, she was told she should get a certified copy of her birth certificate as identification.

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8. to recognize someone or something and say or prove who or what that the person or thing is

9. spot

Did Spot go, too?
a spotted scarf
I like this spot. You can really have a ball here.
Good grief! I had no idea you had been placed in such a tight spot.
When changing lanes look over your shoulder and check your blind spot.
After having spent so much money on Christmas gifts, she found herself in a tough spot.
Just a spot of shut-eye has already refreshed my mind.
Goods are the great travelers over the earth's surface, far more than humans, which means that hardly an inhabited spot on the globe is untouched by trade.
Ms. Mizuta likes that "Buska" character so much that last time she happened by a store that had Buska goods, she homed in on them and bought one on the spot.
A spot of shut-eye is also called a cat nap because a cat is in the habit of sleeping only a few minutes at a time.
Definition a spot is a particular place where someone or something is, or where something happens
He ​wore a ​grey ​tie with ​pink spots. Ah, well spotted!
After the rain the only dry spot on my body was a tiny circle at the neck of my T-shirt
1. She had spots on her dress. 2. A dark green dress with yellow spots

10. to find out or discover something