Meanwhile, I love how you had to skip past 3 entries in order to support the point you're making. Especially when entry #1 readsi·den·ti·fy [ahy-den-tuh-fahy, ih-den-] Show IPA verb, -fied, -fy·ing.
verb (used with object)
to recognize or establish as being a particular person or thing; verify the identity of: to identify handwriting; to identify the bearer of a check.
to serve as a means of identification for: His gruff voice quickly identified him.
to make, represent to be, or regard or treat as the same or identical: They identified Jones with the progress of the company.
to associate in name, feeling, interest, action, etc. (usually followed by with ): He preferred not to identify himself with that group.
Biology . to determine to what group (a given specimen) belongs.
All I want to know is if he identifies with inanimate objects. If so, what's the deal with that?to recognize or establish as being a particular person or thing;