Share vs Identify - What's the difference?

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As verbs the difference between share and identify

is that share is to give part of what one has to somebody else to use or consume while identify is to establish the identity of someone or something.

As a noun share

is a portion of something, especially a portion given or allotted to someone or share can be (agriculture) the cutting blade of an agricultural machine like a plough, a cultivator or a seeding-machine.

share

English

Etymology 1

From (etyl) schare, schere, from (etyl) . Compare (l), (l).

Noun

(en noun)
  • A portion of something, especially a portion given or allotted to someone.
  • (finance) A financial instrument that shows that one owns a part of a company that provides the benefit of limited liability.
  • (computing) A configuration enabling a resource to be shared over a network.
  • Upload media from the browser or directly to the file share .
  • The sharebone or pubis.
  • (Holland)
    Derived terms
    * lion's share * share and share alike

    Verb

  • To give part of what one has to somebody else to use or consume.
  • To have or use in common.
  • :
  • *(John Milton) (1608-1674)
  • *:while avarice and rapine share the land
  • *
  • *:Thanks to that penny he had just spent so recklessly [on a newspaper] he would pass a happy hour, taken, for once, out of his anxious, despondent, miserable self. It irritated him shrewdly to know that these moments of respite from carking care would not be shared with his poor wife, with careworn, troubled Ellen.
  • To divide and distribute.
  • *(Jonathan Swift) (1667–1745)
  • *:Suppose I share my fortune equally between my children and a stranger.
  • To tell to another.
  • :
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  • (lb) To cut; to shear; to cleave; to divide.
  • *(John Dryden) (1631-1700)
  • *:The shared visage hangs on equal sides.
  • Derived terms
    * sharecropping * shareware * sharing economy

    Etymology 2

    From (etyl) share, schare, shaar, from (etyl) scear, . More at (l).

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (agriculture) The cutting blade of an agricultural machine like a plough, a cultivator or a seeding-machine.
  • Derived terms
    * ploughshare * plowshare

    Statistics

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    identify

    English

    Verb

  • To establish the identity of someone or something.
  • *
  • (biology) To establish the taxonomic classification of an organism.
  • *
  • To equate or make the same; to unite or combine into one.
  • * D. Ramsay
  • Every precaution is taken to identify the interests of the people and of the rulers.
  • * Burke
  • Let us identify , let us incorporate ourselves with the people.
  • (reflexive) To have a strong affinity (with); to feel oneself to be modelled on or connected to.
  • * 1999 , Joyce Crick, translating Sigmund Freud, The Interpretation of Dreams , Oxford 2008, p. 117:
  • The dream is given a new interpretation if in her dream she means not herself but her friend, if she has put herself in the place of her friend, or, as we may say, she has identified herself with her.
  • To associate oneself with some group.
  • *
  • To claim an identity; to describe oneself as a member of a group; to assert the use of a particular term to describe oneself.
  • * {{quote-magazine
  • , year=2010 , author= , title=Youth Who Self-Identify as Gay, Lesbian or Bisexual at Higher Suicide Risk, Say Researchers , date=Feb. 6, 2010 , magazine=Science Daily citation , passage="The main message is that it's the interface between individuals and society that causes students who identify as gay, lesbian, or bisexual the most distress," said study first author Yue Zhao. }}

    Synonyms

    * to ID