Identify I*den"ti*fy, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Identified; p. pr. & vb. n. Identifying.] [Cf. F. identifier. See Identity, and -fy.] 1. To make to be the same; to unite or combine in such a manner as to make one; to treat as being one or having the same purpose or effect; to consider as the same in any relation. Every precaution is taken to identify the interests of the people and of the rulers. --D. Ramsay. Let us identify, let us incorporate ourselves with the people. --Burke. 2. To establish the identity of; to prove to be the same with something described, claimed, or asserted; as, to identify stolen property., Identify I*den"ti*fy, v. i. To become the same; to coalesce in interest, purpose, use, effect, etc. [Obs. or R.] An enlightened self-interest, which, when well understood, they tell us will identify with an interest more enlarged and public. --Burke.