Definition of ID verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    ID

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//ˌaɪ ˈdiː//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌaɪ ˈdiː//
     
    (informal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they ID
    BrE BrE//ˌaɪ ˈdiː//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌaɪ ˈdiː//
     
    he / she / it ID’s
    BrE BrE//ˌaɪ ˈdiːz//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌaɪ ˈdiːz//
     
    past simple ID’d
    BrE BrE//ˌaɪ ˈdiːd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌaɪ ˈdiːd//
     
    past participle ID’d
    BrE BrE//ˌaɪ ˈdiːd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌaɪ ˈdiːd//
     
    -ing form ID’ing
    BrE BrE//ˌaɪ ˈdiːɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌaɪ ˈdiːɪŋ//
     
     
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  1. 1ID somebody to identify somebody, usually a criminal or a dead body The police haven’t yet managed to ID the suspect.
  2. 2ID somebody to ask somebody to show a document that shows proof of their name, age, etc. The security guards ID’d everyone at the entrance to the festival.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: ID