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If you id someone, does it only refer to a criminal? Can I use a verb "id" in any context?
"I id this thing as totally unacceptable."?
Your example doesn't work though, because you wouldn't say "I identify this idea as.."
Use it only to replace the word "identify."
Someone left me a voicemail, but I couldn't ID the voice so "Call me back" wasn't a useful message.
I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.