distinguish, separate, differentiate, secern, secernate, severalize, severalise, tell, tell apart(verb)
mark as different
"We distinguish several kinds of maple"
tell apart, classify, discriminate, spot, mark, differentiate, sort, signalise, enjoin, split up, key out, evidence, tell, break up, divide, come apart, single out, part, state, pick out, order, carve up, key, severalize, split, assure, speciate, separate, fall apart, severalise, furcate, dissever, signalize, assort, specialize, recount, class, identify, make out, specialise, branch, discern, secern, recognize, recite, name, disunite, recognise, narrate, describe, break, sort out, ramify, fork, discover, secernate, say
spot, recognize, recognise, distinguish, discern, pick out, make out, tell apart(verb)
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"
discern, bang, have it away, screw, acknowledge, recognise, deal, grapple, get along, choose, greet, make love, discover, do, jazz, key, love, roll in the hay, separate, cut, neck, be intimate, signalize, accredit, name, pick out, eff, bonk, make do, spot, bed, do it, mark, have intercourse, realize, make out, manage, have sex, tell apart, select, secern, take, fill out, fill in, have a go at it, key out, tell, agnise, describe, secernate, sleep with, agnize, blemish, identify, contend, issue, fleck, hump, get laid, severalize, descry, have it off, sleep together, get by, signalise, write out, spy, cope, recognize, severalise, know, come, get it on, differentiate, complete, blot, fare, lie with, espy, realise, blob
distinguish, mark, differentiate(verb)
be a distinctive feature, attribute, or trait; sometimes in a very positive sense
"His modesty distinguishes him from his peers"
specialise, tell apart, punctuate, signalise, cross out, pit, spot, mark, commemorate, differentiate, speciate, key out, specialize, tick, nock, tell, strike out, notice, scar, score, brand, pick out, grade, key, severalize, strike off, separate, severalise, check off, cross off, signalize, tick off, pock, identify, make out, stigmatize, discern, secern, recognize, mark off, stigmatise, name, denounce, recognise, tag, describe, label, set, discover, secernate, note, check
signalize, signalise, distinguish(verb)
make conspicuous or noteworthy
sign, recognise, recognize, describe, separate, discover, point out, signalize, call attention, key, mark, differentiate, spot, pick out, key out, severalise, signalise, severalize, secernate, identify, secern, tell apart, make out, tell, discern, signal, name
identify, discover, key, key out, distinguish, describe, name(verb)
identify as in botany or biology, for example
account, detect, chance upon, signalise, trace, let out, separate, place, secern, bring out, reveal, disclose, attain, let on, depict, cite, find, describe, get word, differentiate, fall upon, refer, strike, spot, report, nominate, make, pick out, see, find out, key, expose, bring up, give away, mark, break, appoint, severalise, tell apart, signalize, happen upon, delineate, list, divulge, identify, make out, come across, key out, observe, get a line, notice, recognize, line, name, pick up, call, mention, draw, discern, advert, recognise, tell, unwrap, constitute, learn, come upon, light upon, get wind, chance on, diagnose, discover, secernate, severalize, hear
English Synonyms and Antonyms
The central idea of withdrawing makes abstract in common speech a euphemism for appropriate (unlawfully), purloin, steal. In mental processes we discriminate between objects by distinguishing their differences; we separate some one element from all that does not necessarily belong to it, abstract it, and view it alone. We may separate two ideas, and hold both in mind in comparison or contrast; but when we abstract one of them, we drop the other out of thought. The mind is abstracted when it is withdrawn from all other subjects and concentrated upon one, diverted when it is drawn away from what it would or should attend to by some other interest, distracted when the attention is divided among different subjects, so that it can not be given properly to any. The trouble with the distracted person is that he is not abstracted. Compare DISCERN.
The purse may be abstracted from the pocket; the substance from the accidents; a book into a compend.
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How to use distinguish in a sentence?
It's just common sense. Do you see any animals of the same sex mating ? Animals are better off, they can distinguish between male and female, now if men are mating with men and women with women, then they are worse than animals.
Drinking without being thirsty and making love at any time, Madame, are the only things that distinguish us from other animals.
Education has produced a vast population able to read but unable to distinguish what is worth reading.
Education...has produced a vast population able to read but unable to distinguish what is worth reading.
One of the Holy Grails of dinosaur paleontology is trying to distinguish male and female dinosaurs, i think this is one of those cases that's quite suggestive. I wouldn't say it's necessarily airtight, but it's fairly suggestive of something going with these animals.
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- отличавам, различавамBulgarian
- distingirCatalan, Valencian
- rozlišit, rozeznatCzech
- auszeichnen, erkennen, unterscheidenGerman
- comharraichScottish Gaelic
- अंतर करनाHindi
- discernere, distinguersi, distinguereItalian
- 区別, 感知, 目立つJapanese
- diferenciar, distinguirOccitan
- recunoaște, distingeRomanian
- отличиться, отличать, отличаться, отличить, различить, различать, распознавать, распознатьRussian
- распознати, raspoznati, razaznati, разазнатиSerbo-Croatian
- ayırmak, seçmek, ayırt etmekTurkish
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