distinguish, separate, differentiate, secern, secernate, severalize, severalise, tell, tell apartverb
mark as different
"We distinguish several kinds of maple"
spot, recognize, recognise, distinguish, discern, pick out, make out, tell apartverb
detect with the senses
"The fleeing convicts were picked out of the darkness by the watchful prison guards"; "I can't make out the faces in this photograph"
distinguish, mark, differentiateverb
be a distinctive feature, attribute, or trait; sometimes in a very positive sense
"His modesty distinguishes him from his peers"
signalize, signalise, distinguishverb
make conspicuous or noteworthy
identify, discover, key, key out, distinguish, describe, nameverb
identify as in botany or biology, for example
To see someone or something as different from others.
To see someone or something clearly or distinctly.
To make one's self noticeably different or better from others through accomplishments.
Etymology: From distingwen, from distinguer, from distinguere, from di- for dis- + *; see sting, stigma, style. Compare extinguish.
not set apart from others by visible marks; to make distinctive or discernible by exhibiting differences; to mark off by some characteristic
to separate by definition of terms or logical division of a subject with regard to difference; as, to distinguish sounds into high and low
to recognize or discern by marks, signs, or characteristic quality or qualities; to know and discriminate (anything) from other things with which it might be confounded; as, to distinguish the sound of a drum
to constitute a difference; to make to differ
to separate from others by a mark of honor; to make eminent or known; to confer distinction upon; -- with by or for
to make distinctions; to perceive the difference; to exercise discrimination; -- with between; as, a judge distinguishes between cases apparently similar, but differing in principle
to become distinguished or distinctive; to make one's self or itself discernible
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
dis-ting′gwish, v.t. to mark off, set apart (often with from): to recognise by characteristic qualities: to discern critically: to separate by a mark of honour: to make eminent or known.—v.i. to make or show distinctions or differences, to recognise the difference (with from, between).—adj. Disting′uishable, that may be capable of being distinguished.—adv. Disting′uishably.—p.adj. Disting′uished, illustrious.—n. Disting′uisher.—p.adj. Disting′uishing, peculiar.—n. Disting′uishment (Shak.), distinction. [Through Fr. from L. distinguĕre, distinctum—dis, asunder, stinguĕre, to prick, conn. with Gr. stizein, to mark. See Sting.]
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'distinguish' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4481
Rank popularity for the word 'distinguish' in Verbs Frequency: #485
The numerical value of distinguish in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of distinguish in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
Seduction is often difficult to distinguish from rape. In seduction, the rapist often bothers to buy a bottle of wine.
It's essential to distinguish between events that are really beyond your control and events you caused yourself.
It's our attempt to weave everything together in a single experience for our customers, customers don't distinguish AWS from Alexa from Amazon.com. It's Amazon.
De Winton's were last found in 1936, you only really find traces that they were there and when you do manage to find one and you capture one externally, you can't really distinguish between other species.
Some of your countrymen were unable to distinguish between their native dislike for war and the stainless patriotism of those who suffered its scars. But there has been a rethinking and now we can say to you, and say as a nation, thank you for your courage.
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- различавам, отличавамBulgarian
- distingirCatalan, Valencian
- rozeznat, rozlišitCzech
- auszeichnen, erkennen, unterscheidenGerman
- comharraichScottish Gaelic
- अंतर करनाHindi
- discernere, distinguere, distinguersiItalian
- 感知, 区別, 目立つJapanese
- diferenciar, distinguirOccitan
- distinge, recunoașteRomanian
- различать, распознать, распознавать, различить, отличить, отличаться, отличать, отличитьсяRussian
- разазнати, razaznati, raspoznati, распознатиSerbo-Croatian
- ayırmak, seçmek, ayırt etmekTurkish
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