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Status vs Identify - What's the difference?

status | identify |

As a noun status

is status.

As a verb identify is

to establish the identity of someone or something.

status

English

Noun

(en-noun)
  • A person’s condition, position or standing relative to that of others.
  • Prestige or high standing.
  • * 1957 , Gladys Sellew and Paul Hanly Furfey, Sociology and Its Use in Nursing Service , Saunders, page 81
  • The king has status' in his kingdom, and the pauper has ' status within his immediate group of peers.
  • A situation or state of affairs.
  • *{{quote-magazine, date=2014-03-15, volume=410, issue=8878, magazine=(The Economist)
  • , title= Turn it off , passage=If the takeover is approved, Comcast would control 20 of the top 25 cable markets, […]. Antitrust officials will need to consider Comcast's status as a monopsony (a buyer with disproportionate power), when it comes to negotiations with programmers, whose channels it pays to carry.}}
  • (label) The legal condition of a person or thing.
  • # The state (of a Canadian Indian) of being registered under the .
  • He is a status Indian.
  • (label) A function of some instant messaging applications, whereby a user may post a message that appears automatically to other users, if they attempt to make contact.
  • Derived terms

    * status quo * status symbol

    identify

    English

    Verb

  • To establish the identity of someone or something.
  • *
  • (biology) To establish the taxonomic classification of an organism.
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  • 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.
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  • 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