Meaning of IDENTITY in English
▪ assumed , false
He was discovered living under an assumed ~ in South America.
This is obviously a case of mistaken ~.
They didn't reveal her secret ~ to her family members.
the use of a stolen ~ in the commission of a crime
▪ distinct , distinctive , individual , personal , separate , unique
These populations have managed to maintain distinct identities.
▪ collective , common , communal , shared
▪ dual , multiple
Shanghai itself has multiple identities.
▪ civic , class , corporate , cultural , national , political , professional , regional , religious , sexual , social
▪ Catholic , Islamic , Jewish , etc.
▪ black , ethnic , racial
the struggle for black ~
▪ American , Asian , etc.
▪ female , feminine , gender , male , masculine
▪ gay , homosexual , lesbian
the shared genetic ~ of identical twins
the ability to maintain a strong brand ~
VERB + IDENTITY
▪ build , construct , create , define , determine , develop , establish , find , forge , form , shape
They are still struggling to establish their ~ as a political party.
The company forged its own ~ by producing specialist vehicles.
▪ give sb/sth
He felt that having a job gave him an ~.
▪ affirm , assert , express
the way in which African American writers have asserted their ~
It is crucial that she reclaim her ~ and confirm where she belongs.
an ethnic ~ based on their common national ancestry
They share a collective ~, united by an independent spirit.
▪ keep , maintain , preserve , retain
Many minority groups are struggling to maintain their cultural ~.
He changed his ~ on his release from prison.
▪ adopt , assume , take on
The company adopted a new corporate ~, including a new logo.
She was given a false passport and assumed a new ~.
▪ disclose , expose , leak , reveal
Someone in the administration leaked the ~ of an undercover CIA agent.
He refused to reveal the ~ of his client.
▪ determine , discover , find out , learn , uncover
Determining the ~ of the killer will take all his considerable skills.
It was easy to guess the ~ of the thief.
It is important to know the ~ and nature of the enemy.
▪ confirm , verify
The system will verify the ~ of incoming visitors.
▪ conceal , disguise , hide , keep secret , mask , protect
Her voice was disguised to conceal her ~.
His ~ was stolen and used to purchase goods from a catalogue.
IDENTITY + NOUN
▪ bracelet , tag
▪ card , documents , papers
▪ parade ( BrE )
The victim picked out her attacker in an ~ parade.
▪ fraud , theft
credit-card ~ theft
The technology is typically used for ~ verification.
▪ confusion , crisis , issue
The country suffered from an ~ crisis for years after the civil war.
He had not resolved his ~ issue.
▪ politics ( esp. AmE )
the ~ politics of gender or race
▪ development , formation (both esp. AmE )
the importance of family history within ~ formation
▪ ~ as
Scotland has never lost its ~ as a separate nation.
▪ ~ between
the stylistic ~ between the first text and the others
▪ proof of ~
The police officer asked him for proof of ~.
▪ a search for ~
His search for his cultural ~ took him to where his parents were born.
▪ a sense of ~
Oxford Collocations English Dictionary. Оксфордский английский словарь словосочетаний . 2012