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noun identity pronunciation in American English /aɪˈdentəti/ 
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singularidentity
pluralidentities
  1. 1
    [countable/uncountable] who you are, or what your name is

    Do you have any proof of identity?

    conceal/hide/protect your identity:

    He had managed to conceal his real identity.

    reveal/disclose your identity:

    They refused to reveal the identity of the person who won the lottery.

    1. a.
      the qualities that make someone or something what they are and different from other people

      The countries have kept their own distinct political and cultural identities.

      You have to let the children develop a sense of their own identity.

      corporate identity:

      A merger with the banking giant will lead to a loss of their corporate identity.

      identity crisis (=not being certain about your identity):

      Lorna went through a bit of an identity crisis after her divorce.

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