identify  識別する

November 26, 2014 =========
☆ identify  識別する
Today’s word is about being able to recognize someone or something, you can say who or what they are. For example, “The police have already identified 5 suspects.”

There are a few other ways to use this word though. You could wear something that identifies you as being different and easy to recognize. For example, “It was easy to identify him as staff because of her uniform.”

You can also identify with a person or thing, or culture, which means that you understand their feelings and ideas. For example, a few months ago, I had to fill in the government census forms for our household. And for each person you had to answer, “Do you identify with any other culture?” In other words, do you empathize or associate with a culture other than “Australian”… of course, I’m not really sure what they mean by “Australian” culture!! I guess they mean non-English speaking culture, but I’m not too sure!

Do you know any other ways to use the word “identify”?