Meaning of IDENTITY in English

IDENTITY

noun

ADJECTIVE

▪ true

▪ assumed , false

He was discovered living under an assumed ~ in South America.

▪ mistaken

This is obviously a case of mistaken ~.

▪ new

▪ secret

They didn't reveal her secret ~ to her family members.

▪ stolen

the use of a stolen ~ in the commission of a crime

▪ strong

▪ 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

▪ genetic

the shared genetic ~ of identical twins

▪ brand

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 ~

▪ reclaim

It is crucial that she reclaim her ~ and confirm where she belongs.

▪ base

an ethnic ~ based on their common national ancestry

▪ share

They share a collective ~, united by an independent spirit.

▪ keep , maintain , preserve , retain

Many minority groups are struggling to maintain their cultural ~.

▪ lose

▪ change

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.

▪ guess

It was easy to guess the ~ of the thief.

▪ know

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 ~.

▪ steal

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

▪ thief

▪ verification

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

PREPOSITION

▪ ~ as

Scotland has never lost its ~ as a separate nation.

▪ ~ between

the stylistic ~ between the first text and the others

PHRASES

▪ 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 .