Which is more correct?

I can identify myself with


I can identify with

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  • I can identify myself with this ID badge. I can identify with being locked out when I've forgotten my badge. – Jim May 13 '14 at 20:56
  • And how is it with identify with persons ? – user2333167 May 13 '14 at 21:00

You can identify with someone, where identify means sympathize:

"I can identify with him. I am a single parent as well."

You don't typically identify yourself with someone, just to someone. Here, identify means to establish or indicate who or what you are.

"I had to identify myself to the police, which was a problem, as I didn't have my license with me."


It's a bit hard to tell what you're asking, but I'll give it a shot.

Both serve different purposes:

I can identify with this character in the novel.

I can identify myself with this ID badge.

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