Identify and Relate


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Identify verb – To think of (something) in combination.
Usage example: for some reason, he always identified the color red with flowers

Relate is a synonym for identify in associate topic. In some cases you can use "Relate" instead a verb "Identify", when it comes to topics like same.
Nearby Words: identification, identity, identified, identifying, identifiable
Synonyms for Identify


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Relate verb – To form a close personal relationship.
Usage example: she and I relate so well it's almost like we're siblings

Identify is a synonym for relate in same topic. Sometimes you can use "Identify" instead a verb "Relate".
Synonyms for Relate

Common collocations

people identify people relate people
thanks identify thanks relate thanks
time identify time relate time
way identify way relate way
Other nouns: friends, songs.

Both words in one sentence

  • It's true that many people relate better to a protagonist/point of view character they can identify with on some level.
  • Even among the various Robins, Tim Drake (Robin III) is often cited as the easiest to relate to and identify with as he wasn't an orphan, acrobat, or street rat although he became the first one in Identity Crisis.
  • The creators thought that it could try and save the show's popularity by trying to reach a new, much younger audience by making her lead character, mostly in an attempt to make younger audiences relate/identify with her, which obviously didn't work.
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