Definition of identify with phrasal verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

  

identify with

 phrasal verb
phrasal verb
 
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Phrasal Verbs
 to feel that you can understand and share the feelings of somebody else synonym sympathize I didn't enjoy the book because I couldn't identify with any of the main characters.

identify somebody with something

 
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to consider somebody to be something He was not the ‘tough guy’ the public identified him with.

identify something with something

 
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to consider something to be the same as something else synonym equate You should not identify wealth with happiness.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: identify with