identify etymology

English word identify comes from Latin facere, Malayalam identicus, and later French identifier (To identify. To log in.)

Detailed word origin of identify

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
facere Latin (lat)
identicus Malayalam (mal)
identifier French (fra) To identify. To log in.
identify English (eng) (intransitive) To associate oneself with some group.. (intransitive) To claim an identity; to describe oneself as a member of a group; to assert the use of a particular term to describe oneself.. (reflexive) To have a strong affinity with; to feel oneself to be modelled on or connected to.. (transitive) To equate or make the same; to unite or combine into one.. (transitive) To establish the [...]

Words with the same origin as identify

Descendants of facere
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