v. detect; find out; discover
Together they intercept millions of telephone calls, emails and faxes, and with special software, searching for key words and numbers, attempt to identify threats from terrorists, arms proliferators and so on.
Sentence in Classic:
It is your commonplace, featureless crimes which are really puzzling, just as a commonplace face is the most difficult to identify.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
It will be obvious that any details which would help the reader exactly to identify the college or the criminal would be injudicious and offensive.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
It was not until he had seen him for some time that he began to identify him; but he had from the first vaguely associated him with me, and known him as somehow belonging to me in the old village time.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens Context
As it dashed on, Oliver caught a glimpse of a man in a white nightcap, whose face seemed familiar to him, although his view was so brief that he could not identify the person.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens Context
We passed a considerable period at Oxford, rambling among its environs and endeavouring to identify every spot which might relate to the most animating epoch of English history.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley Context
To them, she not only represented wealth and elegance but the old regime, with its old names, old families, old traditions with which they wished ardently to identify themselves.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche Context
All of them were carelessly dressed although the expressions on their faces, their bearing, the style of their beards and many details which were hard to identify showed that they belonged to the upper classes.